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Could probiotics affect behaviour?

Could probiotics affect behaviour?

By Stephen Daniells

Increasing knowledge of how the gut and brain is opening up the possibilities for probiotics. At the 5th International Yakult Symposium in Amsterdam, Stephen Daniells met Professor John Bienenstock from McMaster University to find out where the current...

Keys to functional foods success

Keys to functional foods success

By staff reporter

When shopping, consumers very quickly decide on a brand’s worth and unless they are making positive ticks in their minds to an array of factors, it is likely they will pass your functional food by, according to a leading consultant.

Inneov calls for cosmeceuticals claims clarity

Inneov calls for cosmeceuticals claims clarity

By Shane Starling

Inneov, the joint venture between Nestle and L’Oreal to develop beauty supplements, says regulatory clarity is needed in the area of beauty claims on non-topical beauty applications that in many cases fall between cosmetics and food law.

Summit shows EU health claims change not coming, says ERNA

Summit shows EU health claims change not coming, says ERNA

By Shane Starling in Brussels

Shane Starling met with Patrick Coppens, the secretary general of the European Responsible Nutrition Alliance (ERNA), after the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) article 13.5 and 14 health claim stakeholders meeting on Monday in Brussels.

EFSA opens up on EU health claims

EFSA opens up on EU health claims

By Shane Starling in Brussels

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) promises greater transparency and thoroughness in its health claim opinions, as well as more intimate communication with claims applicants, after a long-awaited meeting with industry in Brussels yesterday.

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...

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