a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month’s issue to how claims can influence consumers purchase decisions and the news upper limits for vitamins and minerals in Ireland. […]
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PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse Europe PepsiCo has just announced the second year of its Nutrition Greenhouse incubator scheme in Europe, an initiative designed to discover and nurture breakthrough brands in the food and beverage sector. This initiative started last year with 8 companies being selected (to learn more about last year’s companies: click here). This program is [...]
a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month’s issue to Vitafoods Europe 2018, short news on REFIT, the PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse program, and our monthly NutraBusiness Intel. […]
An extract of three herbal roots, Cynanchum wilfordii, Hemsley, Phlomis umbrosa Turcz. and Angelica gigas Nakai (EstroG -100™) just received a novel food authorization under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 (21st March 2018). This novel food ingredient can be used in food supplements intended for post-menopausal women. Prior to the authorization, there was a safety assessment by EFSA [...]
Borderline cases in medical devices are considered to be those where it is not clear from the outset whether a given product is or is not a medical device. The European Commission released recently an update of the manual on borderline cases. Despite the fact that this is not legally binding, there is a high [...]
Let's meet at Vitafoods Europe 2018 – Booth E75! Do you have questions regarding regulations, scientific marketing, strategic innovation, licensing and matchmaking, or clinical research? Our team is passionate about the power of natural health products. We bring our expertise, enthusiasm, and creativity to delivering tailor-made innovation solutions that make [...]
Substance based MD, herbal combination as Novel Food, Union List update and proof of traditional use after Brexit
a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month’s issue to borderline cases for substance-based medical devices, novel food authorization for triple root extract, corrections to the Union List of Novel Foods and proof of tradition after UK’s withdrawal from the Union. […]
However, nine years after its enforcement in 2009, an evaluation by the EU Commission brought to light that, in practice, this regulation does not work satisfactorily. The EU has now agreed on an action plan to facilitate the Mutual Recognition process. The Mutual Recognition regulation EU 764/2008 was set up to support the free [...]
Due to the lack of action from the EU Commission defining maximum levels for vitamins and minerals, as was foreseen in the directive 2002/46/EC, more and more Member States are setting their own maximum levels. After Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Italy, and France, now the Spanish Council of Ministers has approved a decree containing maximum [...]
A large clinical trial with 900 subjects included over three winter seasons has been successfully completed for the Swedish company Probi AB to investigate the immune enhancing impact of the probiotic immune concept Probi Defendum®. For more information, please click here. Immune health is one of a&r's core competencies – please contact us if you are interested [...]