Health Claims Regulation

UK group issues health claims guidance

UK group issues health claims guidance

The UK Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) has issued guidance to help companies deal with the impending December 14, 2012, deadline when the article 13.1 list of about 1500 health claim rejections and 222 approvals will become enforceable across...

Major Dutch and UK groups sue EU over health claims

Major Dutch and UK groups sue EU over health claim laws

By Shane Starling

Food supplement and healthy food groups in the UK and the Netherlands have appealed to EU courts to annul the recently approved ‘Permitted List Regulation’ that wrote into law 222 health claims and rejected about 1500 others.

Merck multivitamins reap EFSA-backed fatigue-fighting marketing boost

Merck multivitamins reap EFSA-backed fatigue-fighting marketing boost

By Shane Starling

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has confirmed that a Merck-owned UK food supplement manufacturer was justified in making fatigue reduction claims for a multivitamin containing eight European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)-approved nutrients.

Nutrient profiling back on EU agenda, says policy expert

Nutrient profiling back on EU agenda, says policy expert

By Nathan Gray

The European Commission’s work to create a nutrient profiling system to restrict claims on certain foods will once again come up for discussion in 2013 when the Commission presents its second proposal on the issue, says a leading policy expert.

Tough? Not tough enough, says UK watchdog on EU health claim rules

Dispatches from the 6th Nutrition & Lifestyle conference in Brussels

Tough? Not tough enough, says UK watchdog on EU health claim rules

By Shane Starling

Industry has become accustomed to feeling annoyed and hamstrung by the European Union nutrition and health claims regulation, but UK consumer watchdog Which? told a conference today that the rules should be even more closely enforced to help baffled consumers.

The grey area between beauty claims and health claims

The grey area between beauty claims and health claims

Are beauty from within products covered by the health claims regulation? Eversheds lawyer Owen Warnock explains the grey area between beauty and health – and why the lack of clarity may eventually go to court.

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