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.
With more than 400 products recently being removed from the FSA’s public list of CBD novel food applications, the retail market should be in the midst of major change, but what should be happening and what is happening are two different discussions in...
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.
Scientists are calling for a European legal framework for energy drinks (EDs) to regulate maximum levels of active components, volume size, and initiate labelling improvements to mitigate health risks from excessive exposure.
Relying on a varied diet to provide all the nutrients your body needs is simply not realistic in today's society and the industry needs data to prove this, industry advocates agreed during the Food Supplements Europe event last Friday (Nov 18).
Thriving international markets, strict EU regulation and tight transition periods are big challenges for those in the EU supplements market but Food Supplements Europe (FSE) is uniting the industry in a fight for positive legislative changes.
The sports nutrition industry has voluntarily made "significant progress" in raising quality assurance despite the constant nuisance of rogue traders but there are further challenges to come, according to ESSNA.
CBD industry specialists have voiced their concerns over the direction of the market as they reveal consumer research indicating the most popular products in the category are likely to be outlawed by novel foods regulations.
A GP and an entrepreneur frustrated by a lack of legitimate, high quality CBD products have launched their own supplements brand built on trust and transparency which they hope will thrive in an increasingly well-regulated space.
The European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers (EHPM) has created a manifesto and regulatory proposal detailing significant legislative changes needed in order for the food supplements sector to reach its full potential to aid...