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Big hopes for EFSA’s big health claim day

Big hopes for EFSA’s big health claim day

Shane Starling reports from the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) much anticipated industry stakeholders’ meeting about health claims in Brussels today.

Industry demands 'urgent' article 13.1 EU health claims dialogue

Industry demands 'urgent' article 13.1 EU health claims dialogue

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) should shelve plans to publish its first batch of 1024 article 13.1 health claims by the end of July until a dialogue can be opened with an increasingly apprehensive industry to clarify key aspects of the scientific...

Omega-3 science review supports DRI for heart benefits

Omega-3 science review supports DRI for heart benefits

By Lorraine Heller

A comprehensive review of studies on the benefits of omega-3 consumption has led scientists to recommend the establishment of a Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for EPA and DHA to reduce the risk of heart disease.

EFSA returns 2000+ health claims to EC for clarification

EFSA returns 2000+ health claims to EC for clarification

By staff reporter

The European Botanical Forum (EBF) says the European Union nutrition and health claims process cannot “credibly proceed” in a climate where about half of the 4000+ health claims received by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have been returned...

A big day for European health claims

A big day for European health claims

Next Monday, June 15, is a big day for the European healthy foods and food supplements industries. Let’s call it Big Monday. Or J15.

EC moves to block health claim withdrawals

EC moves to block health claim withdrawals

By Shane Starling

The European Commission and European Union member states are moving to halt the flood of nutrition and health claim withdrawals in a bid to preserve what it is calling “transparency in the regulation”.

Time for a health claims time-out, says industry

Time for a health claims time-out, says industry

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) should delay publishing the first batch of 1024 article 13.1 generic health claims due by the end of July, a meeting was told in Brussels yesterday, as industry concern about its “innovation-killing” effect reaches...

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