a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this April issue to Vitafoods, EFSA negative opinon to probiotic health claim, the recent ANSES warning on food supplement containing glucosamine and/or chondroitin sulfate in France. Also, recent innovations in the nutricosmetic space will be discussed. […]
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Let's meet at Vitafoods Europe 2019 – Booth H130! 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 a [...]
The DRV Finder is an interactive tool that provides a quick and easy search to EFSA’s DRVs by population group or nutrient. It contains DRVs for water, fats, carbohydrates and dietary fiber, protein, energy, as well as for 14 vitamins and 13 minerals. It allows nutritionists and other health professionals to make quick and [...]
For two days (21st and 22nd March 2019), ProVeg International hosted the New Food Conference in Berlin. ProVeg is the world’s first internationally active organization that is committed to a plant-based lifestyle. More than 300 participants from over 30 different countries joined this sold-out event, and more than 3000 people followed the livestream. Due [...]
The confusion and uncertainties around cannabidiols (CBD) containing products continues even after the recent update to the Novel Food Catalogue by the European Commission. Under the Novel Food Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 (NFR), plants and plant parts which do not have a history of consumption in the EU need to be authorized before they are [...]
We would like to inform all our clients that Nutritional Capital Network (NCN) will be hosting a matchmaking business event (“NCN Europe VI”) on the 6th May at Vitafoods Europe (Geneva). The mission of NCN is to facilitate the financing and partnering process for health and nutrition companies. Companies of interest range from ingredient [...]
EFSA positive opinion on the safety of Yarrowia lipolytica yeast biomass as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283
The EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) has assessed the safety of the yeast biomass of Yarrowia lipolytica yeast biomass as a novel food pursuant to the Novel Food Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. In its assessment, the Panel concluded that the dried and heat-treated yeast biomass pose no health risks as [...]
Since December last year, the European Commission approved six new novel foods which may be placed on the market within the Union under Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. Out of these six novel food approvals, three were notified according to Article 14 of (EU) 2015/2283 as traditional foods from non-EU countries, and the other three were [...]
The Herbal Medicinal Products Committee (HMPC) has finally published the monograph on Cynara cardunculus L. (syn. Cynara scolymus L.), folium (artichoke leaf). Updates to the posology (daily dose and single dose) for some artichoke leaf extracts were made. The Committee (HMPC) also opened a public consultation (15th February 2019) on the draft revision of [...]
Earlier this month (7th February 2019), the German “Joint expert commission BVL and BfArM for classification of substances” published several position papers on definitions of the terms: “nutrient”, “uptake”, “pharmacological action”, and “significance threshold”. Interestingly, for the definition of nutrients, the German commission sticks to the classical definition covering only fat, protein, carbohydrates including [...]