In mid-September, the European Court of Justice passed a landmark ruling on the use of botanical claims (Case C-363/19). The starting point was a legal dispute between the Swedish consumer representative and Mezina AB over the use of health claims that fall under the transitional regulation of Art. 28 of Regulation No. 1924/2006. The [...]
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On 17th November 2020, our head of Consulting and Strategic Innovation, Dr. Heike Stier, will host a webinar on “Claims for pre- and probiotics: how to play it right?” as part of the 2nd Gut and Health Summit – market perspectives for probiotics and prebiotics. The Summit will review the latest information around probiotic and [...]
After several EU countries (e.g. Belgium, France) already backed the adoption of Nutri-Score, now it is time for Germany to follow in the same footsteps. In October, the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture announced that the Nutri-Score will come into effect on November 6th for the German market (Bundesgesetzblatt Jahrgang 2020 Teil [...]
We dedicate this September issue to Vitafoods virtual Expo, recent news around botanicals, and maximum levels for food supplements. Also, join us for our next webinar about food enzymes. […]
Quality requirements, botanicals, and upper limits for vitamins and minerals in food supplements – an update
During Vitafoods Virtual Expo we had the opportunity to hear Dr Patrick Coppens from Food Supplements Europe talk about several aspects of interest for the food supplement industry. Food supplements have to comply with specific hygiene rules under the EU food legislation, but the hygiene legislation does not contain much specific information for food [...]
Earlier this month, we participated in Vitafoods Virtual Expo, one of the main and most awaited virtual events connecting the nutraceutical, supplement, and functional food industries. During the show, we had the opportunity to showcase some of our top services: Visitors had the opportunity to learn more about our service [...]
We are happy to invite you to the next instalment of our webinar series. Using food enzymes is well established in food production processes, such as baking or starch processing. During the last decades, with progress in protein engineering and biotechnology, they developed into key drivers of innovation in the food market. Whether established [...]
We dedicate this August issue to food enzymes as cornerstones of food processing and drivers of innovation and to the latest EFSA probiotic claim rejection. Also, join us for our next webinar on the upcoming IVDR and connect with our experts next week during Vitafoods Virtual Expo! […]
EFSA has again rejected a health claim (under article 13.5) related to Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis Bi-07 contributes to increasing lactose digestion from DuPont Nutrition Biosciences ApS. The claimed effect proposed by the applicant is “improvement of lactose digestion”, which was considered by the panel as a beneficial physiological effect for those suffering from lactose [...]
Food enzymes are biocatalysts that make the processing of food ingredients, e.g. starch, economically viable but also allow for tremendous innovations in the nutrition sector, like alternative low-calorie sugars or prebiotics. Many foods are produced with the help of enzymes, e.g. baking products, or starch-derived goods. Sometimes the enzymes themselves are used as food [...]