We dedicate this May issue to thank you for joining us online during a&r virtual event and to provide an overview of recent CBD regulatory news worldwide. […]
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CBD products are widely available, but their regulatory environment is not yet harmonized. Below you will find an overview of recent news related to CBD worldwide. EU In Europe, as of May 2020, four CBD applications have been submitted to the EU Commission. Only recently (31st March), the European Commission gave a mandate to [...]
During the last 3 weeks, we have hosted a virtual event, including a wide range of free webinars in trending industry topics and free 1:1 consultation slots with our experts. The event has been a great success. Thank you to all of you who joined us online. What have you missed? Free webinars Substance-based [...]
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Vitamin D recommendations and food authorities’ concerns with food supplement claims during COVID-19
It is well known that vitamin D plays a key role in maintaining bone and muscle tissue as well as boosting the immune system. Recently, there have been news about vitamin D reducing the risk of coronavirus. In the last 2 months, 12 scientific publications have been published on this topic on PubMed. However, [...]
The food industry is currently experiencing a true revolution – the development of new protein sources. The key driver of this revolutions are ecological and economical necessities, the increasing consumer demand for sustainability and the rise of veganism and vegetarianism. Also, consumer’s acceptance of unconventional, untraditional protein sources has evolved. Proteins from seeds, leaves, insects, [...]
Spanish food authority AESAN opens public database for food supplements, foods for specific population groups and natural mineral waters marketed in Spain
At the beginning of the month, the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) made available an online database that lists the food supplements and foods for specific population groups which have been notified in Spain, and in accordance with their specific legal framework. To access this database, click here (in Spanish). This [...]
EU Commission publishes draft regulation banning the use of hydroxyanthracene derivatives (such as aloe extracts) in foods
On March 4, the EU Commission published a draft implementing regulation to restrict the use of hydroxyanthracene derivatives in food. With this amendment, the following substances would be considered as prohibited substances in food: Aloe-Emodin Emodin Danthron Hydroxyanthracene derivative (containing aloe extracts) At the same time, Rheum and Cassia and Rhamnus extracts in food [...]
In the first trimester for 2020, EFSA has published three opinions for the scientific substantiation of article 13.5 health claims. They were for: Coffee C21 and protection of DNA from strand breaks Orodispersible lozenges containing a combination of Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 and Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC PTA 5289 and normal gum function MenaQ7® and [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing global challenges not only to us as individuals but also to the global economy. Following WHO and German authorities’ recommendations and a&r´s business contingency policy, a&r has implemented a well structured home office work regulation for most its colleagues. Our teams are working remotely, and we reassure you that [...]