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 [...]
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Following the draft guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to muscle function and physical performance being subject to public consultation during the summer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 [...]
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We are happy to invite you to our next webinar! Innovation in probiotics by our expert Dr. Iris Hardewig Date: 15th of November 2018 Time: 3:00pm (CET) – 30 min talk and 15 min Q&A Probiotics no longer target just the immune system and/or gut health. Recent research shows that probiotics and prebiotics as well [...]
a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month’s issue to Italy’s new Decree on botanicals and the first EU authorized 14.1 health claim for a combination product. Also, meet Infarm, this month’s startup. […]
There has been plenty of discussions around maximum levels of vitamins and minerals allowed in food supplements in Europe. The Directive 2002/46/EC on food supplements envisages the setting of maximum and minimum amounts of vitamins and minerals in supplements however the Commission has not yet taken any action. Hence, national bodies have taken matters [...]