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No EU guidance on wording for health claims is available to firms

Uncertainty continues on health claims wording

By Freddie Dawson

Manufacturers are still not sure how much flexibility they have in wording health claims because guidance from the European Commission (EC) is not yet available.

6-year EU obesity platform nears completion: But has it worked?

Dispatches from the 6th Nutrition & Lifestyle conference in Brussels

6-year EU obesity platform nears completion: But has it worked?

By Shane Starling

A 6-year project tackling obesity and other diet and physical activity-related health issues across the European Union has spawned 300 individual positive actions by government, commercial and other actors – and is not set to wind up until next year.

Beneo: “We need to have a new future now”

Dispatches from FIE 2011

Beneo: “We need to have a new future now”

By Shane Starling from Paris

Today the European Commission meets to decide whether or not to send the controversial European Union health claims register to the European Parliament – now is no time to abort the process says European ingredients giant, Beneo.

Health claim poll results: There is hope!

Health claim poll results: There is hope!

By Shane Starling

The NutraIngredients health claims poll has revealed an industry still hopeful that EFSA’s 80% claim rejection rate can be modified by the European Commission and member states before claims become law in 2012.

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