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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...

Economic depression a stimulus for fresh business

Economic depression a stimulus for fresh business

The economic recession is biting across the globe, and bleeding casualties litter all industries, but now is not the time to cower. Those willing to spend may provoke a stimulation of their business that could set them up for years, if not decades, to...

Tomato extract wins EFSA blood aggregation health claim

EFSA health claim opinion

Tomato extract wins EFSA blood aggregation health claim

By Shane Starling

UK-based Provexis Natural Products Limited has won a positive article 13.5 claim linking tomato concentrate consumption and blood platelet aggregation from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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