The EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel foods and Food Allergens (NDA) just published a scientific opinion on chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) powders as novel foods (NFs) pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. According to the EFSA panel, the partially defatted powders of whole chia seeds are considered safe under the assessed conditions of use. [...]
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NEWS DIGEST by a&r | June 2019 We dedicate this issue to regulatory news on EFSA new scientific opinion on Chia powders. Also, an overview on current mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the sector is provided. […]
EFSA will extend their dedicated services to applicants from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs will now be able to access support from EFSA when preparing, submitting, and monitoring their applications for regulated products. EFSA will use the experience gained in providing these new forms of support to decide whether to include them in [...]
Vitafoods Europe is the perfect place to learn what is happening in the nutraceutical market. The show offers an excellent opportunity to engage in in-depth conversations with clients about opportunities in natural health products innovation. We hope you were able to find some time to stop by our booth and meet the team. We [...]
a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this May issue to Vitafoods Europe and some general news. Also, we have decided to repeat our seminar on the regulatory challenges for CBD-based products in the EU. Join us in June! […]
The new regulation on mutual recognition EU 2019/515 will enter into force on 19 April 2020 and will repeal the current EC 764/2008. According to the new regulation, member states will have to accept products that are lawfully marketed in another member state unless they can prove that the product poses a serious risk [...]
French authority agency (ANSES) releases statement that food supplements for joint health should be avoided by certain at-risk populations
A recent warning by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) states that diabetics, pregnant women, children, and those with certain food allergies should stop taking joint health supplements containing glucosamine and/or chondroitin sulfate due to a risk of adverse events. This statement comes as a result of an [...]
analyze & realize GmbH, a regulatory expert for natural health products, offers a seminar on the current regulatory situation for cannabidiol-containing food products in the EU. The interactive seminar provides an overview on the regulatory challenges that food business operators currently face and will explain the requirements for the submission of Novel Food applications [...]
Earlier this year, Food Supplements Europe (FSE) released an update of the Novel Food Guideline from 2018 on how to verify the novel food status under the Novel Food Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 (NFR), which considers the developments and experiences after 1 year of application of this regulation. The main goal of this guidance document [...]
EFSA has again rejected the health claim (under article 14) related to Nutrimune and immune defence against pathogens in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and upper respiratory tract (URT) from H.J. Heinz Supply Chain Europe B.V.. Nutrimune is a pasteurised cow’s skim milk fermented with Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74. The claimed effect proposed by the [...]