New Spanish limits on the amount of non-vitamin and mineral nutrients added to food supplements will provide clarity for businesses over their legal status, but add to the lack of uniformity throughout Member States.
The difficulty in getting a probiotic health claim approved and the botanical stand-off may explain why one in three industry professionals find the current EU framework unhelpful and difficult to navigate.
The lack of a clear, shared definition of nutraceuticals risks them remaining in the grey area between food and pharmaceuticals and failing to reach their full potential as a therapeutic tool, suggests a new review in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
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The increasing availability of 2,4 dinitrophenol (DNP) on the grey market in the Netherlands has prompted the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) to issue a warning against the substance.
A raft of British firms continue to test the boundaries of UK supplement advertising as the Advertising Standards Authority take action over health claims used to market joint health and weight loss products.
Sports supplements retailer MyProtein have fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Authority rules over “misleading” claims the firm were offering discounts of up to 60% on items during a monthly sale.