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EU health claim rules cast shadow over science kingdom

EU health claim rules cast shadow over science kingdom

By Shane Starling

The 2006 EU nutrition and health claims regulation is putting the brakes on the commissioning of trials to back claims, according to Cédric Bourges-Sevenier, PhD, general manager at French science and regulatory consultancy, Nutraveris.

Cranberries offer promise for diabetics: Study

Cranberries offer promise for diabetics: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Sweetened dried cranberries with a reduced sugar and increased fibre content may benefit type-2 diabetics by delivering healthier glycemic and insulin responses, suggests a small study.

EFSA opinion against four probiotic and prebiotic health claims

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA opinion against four probiotic and prebiotic health claims

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected three article 13.5 probiotic and prebiotic health claims and one article 14 claim linking prebiotics with a range of benefits from immunity to diarrhoea for failing to demonstrate causality.

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