Health claims

Change to novel foods rules may open door for raft of new fruits … and health claims

New ‘traditional use’ system could be source of new 13.1 claims

Change to novel foods rules may open door for raft of new fruits … and health claims

By Nathan GRAY

Simplification and centralisation of the European novel foods process means applications based on traditional use will soon be allowed – Resulting in shorter and cheaper routes to market, and the potential for using new fruits and juices that could come...

EFSA rebuffs Heinz health claim complaint

EFSA rebuffs Heinz health claim complaint

By Nathan GRAY

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said comments from Heinz questioning its refusal of an Article 14 health claim relating to Nutrimune late last year does not change its opinion.

Experts wanted: EFSA calls for new NDA Panel members

Experts wanted: EFSA calls for new NDA Panel members

By Nathan GRAY

The European Food Safety Authority has opened applications for its next Scientific Panel on Nutrition, Novel Food and Food Allergens (NDA) – which is tasked with setting dietary reference values and authorising and rejecting health claims dossiers.

The view at Vitafoods suggested CROs’ role was transitioning from a traditional support role to one that was setting the research agenda. ©iStock/shironosov

VITAFOODS 2017

CROs in the driving seat when outlining research direction

By Will Chu

The need for robust research to validate health claims for a food ingredient has never been in doubt.  But with regulations becoming ever more stringent the role of Contract Research Organisations (CROs) appears to be changing. 

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