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New blood: Soy bean extract wins EU approval

By Shane Starling

A Japanese firm has won EU novel foods approval for a blood clot-benefitting fermented soy bean extract for all groups except “pregnant and lactating women.”

ECF: “I can’t speak for coffee companies but the claims might be used as general information on product websites rather than on coffee products.

Bean boon? EC prepares for long-awaited caffeine claims

By Shane STARLING

The EC has drafted four endurance and cognition health claims for caffeine indicating a belated entry into EU law books five years after EFSA first approved them – but industry isn’t holding its breath.

UNESDA: “In the past national rules have made it difficult to commercialise a single sports drinks formula across the whole of the EU and this should be guarded against.”

Calls mount to evolve EU sports foods regulations

By Shane STARLING

European food bodies have reiterated calls to better regulate the sports food, drink and supplement category to ease uncertainty and inconsistency across the EU’s 28 member states – and boost innovation.

Belgium affirms BELFRIT as basis of herbal law and wants other EU member states to follow suit

Belgium writes BELFRIT botanical list into law

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Belgium has notified the European Commission of a draft decree replacing its current lists of botanicals with those approved under BELFRIT – bringing the number of plants from about 645 to 1019 and adding many new maximum levels and mandatory warnings.

Alban Maggiar on botanicals: “I understand [the EC] would not disagree with option 2,”

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

EU supplements sector presses on for EU botanical acceptance

By Shane STARLING

It has been a tumultuous few years for the European food supplements sector as it has had to learn to live under the world’s toughest health claims regime. Marketing strictures may be tighter than ever but the sector is in a good place, says the chairof...

Dr Carrie Ruxton:

“There is an urgent need for a fresh approach dealing with the EU’s immovable commitment to harmonise maximum levels for vitamins and minerals”

New research aims to end EU’s vitamin safety blockade

By Shane STARLING

Just commissioned research aims to to help resolve the stalemate that exists in the EU over maximum permitted levels (MPLs) for vitamins and minerals with a novel approach.

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