The depressingly high rejection rate for ‘article 13.1’ health claims is hardly surprising given the nature of the submission process, according to one member of the expert panel tasked with assessing them.
Generic, article 13.1 health claims can be withdrawn from the European Union nutrition and health claims system, but only via member state authorities and not individual companies or parties that may have contributed to particular dossiers, the European...
A European Court of Justice ruling that backs safety as the guiding principle in the establishment of upper safe limits (USLs) for nutrients used in food supplements in individual member states, has been welcomed by European industry groups.
Article 13.1 health claims are being rejigged and resubmitted under the proprietary and emerging science, article 13.5, after EFSA rejected all but a few submissions in its second batch of 416 claim opinions yesterday.
Three of Europe’s largest food supplement and healthy product trade groups have issued a 17-page paper that lays out its many concerns with the scientific approach being taken by EFSA in regard to health claims.
European Union harmonising Directives and regulations that give
companies the right and power to trade their wares in any Member
State are rarely utilised because companies fear a commercial
backlash, according to a European regulatory...
The European Federation of Associations of Health Product
Manufacturers (EHPM) says companies should take matters into their
own hands in the wake of the Food Supplement Directive's (FSD)
failure to achieve trading harmony in...
The stark differences between EU member states' allowances of
maximum vitamin and mineral levels have been brought to the
forefront once again with a report published by the Association of
the European Self-Medication Industry...
An expanded EU raises new questions for food makers targeting the
prevention of diet-related disease, according to an epidemiologist
speaking at last week's 'Thinking about tomorrow' conference in
In adopting the new EU Directive on Food Supplements last week the
European Parliament laid the foundations for a period of developing
legislative stability for companies involved in food and health
ingredients. Considered by some...