Health claims

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


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. 

MEPs last week said they were “convinced the authority should be endowed with a sufficient budget to hire independent in-house experts with no conflicts of interest”. ©iStock

Analysis: Can EFSA ever cut ties with industry?

By David Burrows

The consultation for a new policy on independence at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) draws to a close this week and campaigners have told FoodNavigator that the final document won’t be worth the paper it’s written on

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Sports nutrition regulation has improved but is still uncertain: ESSNA

By Emma Jane Cash

Regulation for sports nutrition has had a long and winding road over the last decade but there are still issues that need addressing, says European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) vice-chair Stuart Shotton ahead of his talk at Vitafoods 2017...

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