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'A single database could greatly simplify mutual recognition, with a single portal for consumers, businesses and authorities across the EU,' says consultant. © iStock.com / Sveta615

Should EU mimic US supplement label database?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

A US trade group has made moves to increase transparency and traceability in the supplement market by requiring all its members to submit product labels. Should the EU be considering similar action?

'The requirements for the third country applications are too burdensome,' food lawyer says on EFSA guidance. © iStock.com / baibaz

What EFSA wants from novel food applications

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published draft guidance on applications for novel foods under revised rules, but a food lawyer warns the requirements may prove too cumbersome for traditional third country foods. 

'Regulation is important – but positioning needs work too. Probiotics need to be seen as the product for millennials,' says Euromonitor International. © iStock.com / ViktorCap

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Probiotic firms must refresh ‘mumsy’ marketing

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Probiotic players must engage the so-called millennial generation if they are to avoid being jostled out of the health yoghurt aisle, says Euromonitor International.  


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