The regulatory situation around Cannabis has been in the spotlight. While the regulatory situation is clear for industrial hemp for non-food purposes, the same cannot be said for its use as food. While hemp seeds, seed proteins and seed oils became common food ingredients, national regulations may still restrict their use in food. Recently, [...]
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Healthy aging continues to be a hot topic. Also, “beauty from within” is on the rise. Consumers are on the hunt for youth-boosting foods and drinks. The growing aging population, increasingly youth-centric society, and consumer motivation for self-care are drivers for these health solutions. Continuing the trend seen in previous years are pre- and [...]
Another year has gone by. We were involved in super interesting projects, had the chance to meet former and new clients, visited trade shows, and attended expert events all around the world. The a&r MatchMaking Platform, launched in 2017 to bring together companies looking for local and worldwide in/out-licensing opportunities in natural health products, hasexperienced a fast growth [...]
Dear Colleagues and Friends, The year is coming to an end and we would like to thank all our customers, business partners and friends for the great cooperation we have enjoyed last year. We wish you a very successful upcoming business year and look forward to great projects and partnerships with you and your [...]
a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this December issue to our overview of ingredients, regulatory highlights of 2018, and recent nutraceutical market information. […]
Last month, the European Commission approved five new novel foods which may be placed on the market within the Union under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. Out of the five novel food approvals, four are proprietary ingredients, meaning that they will have a period of five years from the date of entry into force of the [...]
Following the draft guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to muscle function and physical performance being subject to public consultation during the summer (from 16 July to 2nd September 2018), EFSA has now published the final version of the document – “Guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to [...]
a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month’s issue to EFSA’s final guidance for health claims regarding muscle function and exercise capacity, and five new novel food approvals. Also, meet Made for_, this month’s startup. […]
The European Commission published a draft report on the first authorization for a health claim made on a combination product referring to the reduction of disease risk (14.1 health claim). In 2013, EFSA had already issued a positive opinion on this health claim. Now, 5 years later, the EC Commission finally agrees. The health claim [...]
Italy just published a new Decree which includes a new list of botanicals allowed in food supplements. The Decree also includes guidelines that ensure compliance of botanicals in terms of quality and safety. This Decree will take effect on the 10th December 2018. The use of botanicals in food supplements among Members States is already a [...]