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Chocolate does not help children to grow, says EFSA

EFSA health claim opinion

Chocolate does not help children to grow, says EFSA

By Shane Starling

An ambitious article 14 health claim dossier submitted by Italian-based Soremartec Italia S.r.l. Gruppo Ferrero that sought to link chocolate consumption and growth in children has drawn a negative opinion from the European Food Safety Authority.

EFSA cans cranberry health claim

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA cans cranberry health claim

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a negative opinion to global cranberry leader Ocean Spray for an article 14 health claim relating consumption of cranberry and urinary tract infection (UTI) in women.

EU trade group criticises health claim list

EU trade group criticises health claim list

By Shane Starling

The European Responsible Nutrition Alliance (ERNA) has criticised the recently updated 4000+, article 13 health and nutrition claim list for containing re-worded claims or omitting them completely.

France gets with European supplements programme

France gets with European supplements programme

France has not been the fastest uptaker of European Union food supplement laws, but market liberalisation is underway, says French food supplements association (Synadiet) president, Alban Maggiar. If only EFSA would stop being so "Soviet-like"...

Are health claims doomed?

Are health claims doomed?

With concern about the severity of EFSA’s health claim rulings raging, industry is asking if the regime may be stifling innovation and restricting the market. Shane Starling reports.

Finding positives in EFSA's negative HC opinions

Finding positives in EFSA's negative HC opinions

The level of science required to back health claims under Europe’s new regulations is high, and negative opinions are likely, but there is no need to panic, says Indena’s Christian Artaria. Yet.

NattoPharma wins twice with K2

NattoPharma wins twice with K2

It’s been a good week for Norwegian supplier, NattoPharma, which has had its application for the safe addition of vitamin K2 (menaquonine) to various foods and food supplements accepted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and won a Frost &...

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