Probiotics will continue to expand beyond the yoghurt and yoghurt drink category that has brought them to global prominence according to a probiotic market review conducted by French health food sector consultancy, Alcimed.
Several influential pan-European industry groups will consider mounting a legal challenge against the European Union nutrition and health claims regulation if, as expected, thousands of article 13.1 generic ‘health maintenance’ claims are forbidden across...
The French arm of Mead Johnson Nutritionals has had two omega-3, eye health claims approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), but had three infant brain health claims turned down by the scientific assessor.
The European Commission is no closer to finalising a nutrient profiling criteria that will govern which foods and beverages can make health and nutrition claims, according to a Commission official contacted by NutraIngredients.com this morning.
DSM’s human nutrition corporate scientist, Wim Saris, spoke with Shane Starling recently after chairing a weight management and satiety conference in Amsterdam. He voiced his concern about spiralling health claim costs muzzling innovation.
The European Union nutrition and health claims process will not meet its January, 2010, deadline as there are simply too many to process by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the bloc’s executive arms, according to Brussels-based consultancy,...
Stakeholders in the botanicals industry have again highlighted their concerns regarding the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) approach to health claims regulation in a meeting with the authority last week.
The Kerry Group’s director of sciences, clinical trials and statistics, Wim Calame, discusses the state-of-play in weight management science and health claims with Shane Starling at the 2009 satiety and weight management conference in Amsterdam.
The need for more and better science backing health claims was the central theme at a weight management and satiety seminar held in Amsterdam this week, as well as growing trepidation about health claims in Europe.
A health claim negative opinion issued by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is being challenged by the company that submitted it on the grounds its wording was changed without its knowledge or consent.