Industry should fight amendments to a Belgian decree setting out minimum and maximum levels for caffeine, lutein, lycopene and red yeast rice, because some proposed levels fall well below established EFSA safety data, an expert claims.
The French food safety agency (ANSES) has called for input into the safety of red yeast rice – commonly used in food supplements with EFSA-backed cholesterol management health claims – after it was made aware of 25 adverse events.
A daily dose of red yeast rice safely reduces elevated cholesterol levels, decreases a marker of inflammation, and lowers markers of vascular remodeling, says a new study from Italy that further supports the safety and efficacy of the supplement.
French supplier Sylvan Bio is seeking dialogue with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and EU authorities after the agency said in a just-issued positive article 13.5 health claim opinion there was no difference between Sylvan’s red yeast rice...
European health claim experts say the devil may be in the detail of two positive European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claim opinions for red yeast rice and creatine that featured in the final batch of article 13, general function claims issued...
Commercially available formulations of red yeast rice are extremely variable in the concentration of active ingredients they contain, according to a report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
A US product survey has found that four out of ten red yeast rice
supplements were contaminated with a fungal substance called
citrinin that has been linked with kidney problems in animal and