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“The Commission has lost its indefinite timeframe for defining the issue”

Botanical deadlock: ECJ rules ‘on hold’ claims are unacceptable

By Nathan Gray


The European Court of Justice (ECJ) says the current ‘on hold’ situation for botanicals is not satisfactory, in a double-edged ruling that seems to suggest a rejected claim is better than one on hold.

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...

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