By Mark Tallon, Managing Partner, Legal Products Group
'Bio', 'green', 'carbon neutral', 'eco' and 'nature friendly' are common claims on functional foods, but as we enter 2024 we will see the implementation of the Green Washing Directive (GWD) banning misleading...
The industry has celebrated the revision of the Codex Standard for Follow-up Formula which brings tighter standards into place, but a baby milk action group questions the allowance of additives and sweet flavours.
The French authorities have pursued the publication of the classification of vitamin D3 as an endocrine disruptor (ED), which will involve adding warning labels to products containing quantities of cholecalciferol above 0.1% by product weight.
Alternative proteins are a fast-growing market within the sports and active nutrition sector. With rising consumer demand for meat alternatives, we see more and more sports foods businesses investing in plant-based products and food-technology alternatives...
After decades of navigating the complexities of regulatory compliance, Emma Hunt and Kathryn Szymonowicz took their knowledge and used it to launch Rubicon Bridge, a software that helps other businesses to overcome regulatory challenges and achieve international...
The UK Government has accepted a recommended legal THC limit for CBD products in an ‘historic’ move that aims to bring some legal clarity to the industry, but an expert warns there are muddy waters yet to be cleared.
Educating policymakers on the purpose of sports and active nutrition to achieve positive legislative change is the main challenge for the industry, the vice-chair of ESSNA, the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance, told the audience of NutraIngredients’...
“Imagine the scenario - we're playing in the semi-final of the Euros, we’re in the lobby of the hotel the night before the biggest game of our lives, and there's a doctor there handing out paracetamol and sleeping tablets, and all the players...
Holland & Barrett has temporarily removed 31 CBD products from shelves after new guidance from UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) which slashed recommended daily recommendations, leading industry to pull together to fight for survival.
From WHO fighting infant formula marketing to enhanced botanical bioavailability with fermentation, September’s news roundup covers the latest developments in health, nutrition, and regulatory changes.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe is calling on consumers to use its newly developed artificial intelligence (AI) tool in order to clampdown and regulate the promotion of harmful products targeted at children.
A legal expert argues the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in England fails to regulate health claims due to its cumbersome competitor complaints procedure which stops industry from calling out offenders.
Since Brexit and the subsequent EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) in January 2021, UK’s departure from the EU has caused significant challenges for the sports and active nutrition sector and the wider food industry, bringing important regulatory...
The ASA has ruled online advertisements promoting infant formula products from Boots violated a UK advertising code aimed at safeguarding breastfeeding, at a time when a retail giant is calling for amendments to regulation.
During August, the industry was inspired by reports on consumer trends, welcomed a next step in probiotic harmonisation, discovered further AI technology advances, and encountered regulatory clarity issues.
The founder of the CBD consortium, the ACI (the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry), is putting the pressure on the UK Home Office in a bid to bring some legal clarity and ultimately closure to the seemingly halted CBD Novel Foods process.
The Office for Health Improvements and Disparities (OHID) has published an open consultation on UK nutrition and health claims to seek views on proposed changes in relation to nutrition labelling, composition and standards (NLCS).
Dirtea Ltd, the mushroom powder supplements brand, has come under scrutiny by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after making claims on its social media platforms that implied their products could prevent, treat, or cure human diseases.
With the details of the new rules on packaging and packaging waste currently being refined, in this article ESSNA provides an overview of this new legislation and its impact to the sports foods sector.
The CBD novel foods regulatory procedure is moving at a deathly slow pace thanks to an ill-thought through process which has left investors worried and brands in the lurch, an industry expert tells NutraIngredients.
Ashwagandha may be banned in Finland, Sweden and further EU member states in the near future if scientific concerns are not dispelled, as a growing number of authorities show signs of concern following the ban in Denmark.
There are a range of permitted health and nutrition claims available for food, drink and supplement brands to communicate the benefits of their products, but marketers must tread carefully to avoid common pitfalls which lead to fines and reputational...
A new paper, published in 'Nutrition Bulletin', is calling for a review of health claim regulation to enable dietitians and nutritionists who work for industry to be allowed to use authorised health claims in their work.
The ILSI Europe Packaging Materials Task Force has released this week a new guidance document on the existing approaches for analysing Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) from different food contact materials (FCMs).
The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has warned the UK Government that blanket online and TV advertising restrictions for products high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) aiming to address childhood obesity may inadvertently harm the sports...
Fennel, berberine and hydroxycitric acid are the three new substances the EC has requested EFSA to assess under the article 8 procedure, allowing it to possibly restrict or prohibit the use of a substance on the EU market.
The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) Europe has critiqued “gross irregularities” in the scientific process used by EFSA to consider halving the safe maximum daily limit of vitamin B6 from supplements.
A broad-spectrum medicinal cannabis oil is effective in significantly improving sleep quality and duration, midnight melatonin levels, as well as quality of life and mood within two weeks, in adults with insomnia, according to new research.
Arla Foods Ingredients has received final authorisation from the European Commission (EC) for its Lacprodan beta-lactoglobulin (BLG)-100, making this its first product to receive approval under the new Novel Food Regulations.
Prioritising study quality over quantity will be key to achieving a health claim through the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in the face of additional complexities following the new Transparency Regulation of 2019.