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3004, 2020

NEWS DIGEST by a&r | April 2020

We dedicate this April issue to a&r’s VIRTUAL EVENT which will be held online in May from the 4 to the 22 May. Join us online and get access to exclusive content! […]

3103, 2020

Free webinar: The Protein Revolution – Regulatory Considerations

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. [...]

3103, 2020

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, [...]

3103, 2020

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 [...]

3103, 2020

Three negative opinions on 13.5 health claims by EFSA

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 [...]

3103, 2020

COVID-19 and a&r’s services

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, [...]

3103, 2020

NEWS DIGEST by a&r | March 2020

We dedicate this March issue to the possibility to postpone the date of the MDR implementation, our services during COVID 19, recent EFSA health claim opinions, and the proposed ban of hydroxyanthracene derivatives in food. Also, join us for our next free webinar about the [...]

2802, 2020

NEWS DIGEST by a&r | February 2020

We dedicate this February issue to the recent updates regarding EFSA’s Food Consumption Database and the German Stoffliste, and to BfR’s opinion on red yeast rice in food supplements. Also, read the latest news on CBD space and join us for our next free webinar [...]

2802, 2020

Stricter infant formula marketing rules in the EU from 22 February 2020

Infant formulas and follow-up formulas are strictly regulated in Europe. From 22 February 2020, all infant formulas, follow-on formulas (EU Delegated Regulation 2016/127) as well as infant food for special medical purposes (EU Delegated Regulation 2016/128) must comply with regulation changes. The only exception is for infant formula manufactured [...]

2802, 2020

Cannabidiol (CBD) regulatory environment in Europe and UK

CBD products are widely available on the European market but are not properly authorized as CBD is considered a novel food. Any novel food requires an authorization by the European Commission, which is preceded by a thorough safety evaluation by EFSA. Currently, three CBD applications have been submitted to [...]

2802, 2020

The BfR’s “no go” to Red Yeast Rice as food supplement

Food supplements containing red yeast rice (in various quantities) are marketed in the EU. In 2018, the EU Commission commissioned a safety assessment of monacolin K in food supplements from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). This EFSA report was unable to identify a dietary intake of monacolins that does [...]

2802, 2020

New surveys boost EFSA’s Food Consumption Database

This month, EFSA announced that it has expanded its food consumption database with a new batch of data collected under the EU Menu project. The new release includes nine additional dietary surveys carried out in six countries – Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, the Netherlands, and Slovenia. The food consumption surveys provide new [...]

3101, 2020

NEWS DIGEST by a&r | January 2020

In this January issue, we wish to share with you our achievements during 2019. We will also provide you with the current approach by EU and UK authorities regarding CBD products on the market, and we will discuss innovation and infant nutrition clinical research. Also, [...]

3101, 2020

Innovation in infant nutrition

No doubt that breastmilk is the best nutrition for infants. Therefore, health authorities worldwide recommend exclusive breastfeeding for 4-6 months. But especially in industrialised countries, only 25 % of infants are exclusively breastfed at the age of 6 months. Manufacturers of infant nutrition are committed to improving their formulas [...]

3101, 2020

Cannabidiol (CBD) – EU (mainland) versus UK approach

In the last years, numerous CBD containing food products appeared on the European market. In contrast to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is not classified as a narcotic, and its possession and consumption for consumers is in principle legal. This does not automatically mean that CBD can be legally sold as [...]

3101, 2020

a&r looks back on 2019 – success stories

Another year has gone by and, as usual, a&r has been involved in amazing projects. We also had the chance to meet former and new clients; we visited trade shows and attended expert events all around the world. Regulatory services Substance-based medical device In the last [...]

2012, 2019

Regulatory Highlights of 2019

Cannabidiol (CBD) The market of cannabidiol (CBD)-containing products has been booming in Europe, Canada and the USA while regulations were clearly lagging behind. In January, the European Commission updated the Novel Food Catalogue regarding Cannabis sativa L., Cannabidiol and Cannabinoids. According to the Novel Food Catalogue, more or [...]

2012, 2019

Top ingredient/trends of 2019

The most prominent ingredient during this year was certainly cannabis/cannabidiol (CBD). The market of CBD-containing products as food/food supplements is thriving, but the classification of CBD products as novel food has serious repercussions for the industry. Plant-based proteins are another hot trend that is here to stay, as part [...]

1012, 2019

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Dear Colleagues and Friends, The year is coming to an end and we would like to thank all our customers, business partners, and friends for the great cooperation we have enjoyed with you. We wish you a very successful upcoming business year and look forward to great projects and [...]

412, 2019

Why invest in clinical research? Benefits of conducting research with an experienced CRO

In the last years, there has been an increasing demand from consumers to understand how a health-enhancing product works and provides its benefits. As technology evolves and consumers gain better understanding of medical knowledge, brands will benefit from scientifically and clinically substantiated products. As a consequence, food business operators [...]

2911, 2019

NEWS DIGEST by a&r | November 2019

We dedicate this November issue to the importance of clinical research in the field of natural health products. Also, we announce our first free webinar for 2020; it is going to be about substance-based medical devices under MDR. […]

1911, 2019

MDR – A new Corrigendum on the way?

The EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR, 2017/745), which came into force in May 2017, must be implemented by 26th May 2020. So far, only five Notified Bodies are able to certify products under the new regulation. As far as we know, only two products have been CE certified under [...]

1411, 2019

Plant-based protein – the protein paradigm shift

In the food sector, plant proteins are widely used both in conventional and in organic markets. Although animal protein consumption is increasing at global level, the EU is seeing the emergence of low animal protein diets. Recent changes across some EU countries suggest the beginning of a shift back [...]

1510, 2019

Negative feedback from EFSA on the safety of leaf powder of Moringa stenopetala and of powder or juice concentrate of berries of Aristotelia chilensis

Following a notification of leaf powder of Moringa stenopetala as a traditional food from a third country pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 (Novel Food Regulation), EFSA was asked by the European Commission whether there are safety objections to the notification. EFSA found, due to the lack [...]

810, 2019

End of a decade – EFSA ends update for DRVs of 34 nutrients

For the last 10 years, EFSA has been evaluating/updating the values for macronutrients such as proteins and carbohydrates, as well as 14 vitamins and 13 minerals. EFSA’s latest scientific opinion about dietary reference values (DRVs) was published this month, setting the DRVs for sodium and chloride. DRVs is an umbrella term for [...]

3009, 2019

NEWS DIGEST by a&r | September 2019

We dedicate this September issue to the end of EFSA’s evaluation of Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) for macronutrients and two safety objections by EFSA for traditional foods from a third country. […]

1209, 2019

Act now and get the most of it! Keep your substance-based medical devices in your portfolio with the support of analyze & realize

Background – What changed from MDD to MDR? What are the main implications for substance-based medical devices? In May 2017, the Medical Device Regulation (EU) 2017/745 (MDR) entered into force, replacing the old Medical Decide Directive (MDD; 93/42/EEC medical devices). So theoretically, for a time period of 3 years [...]

1908, 2019

Meet us at Vitafoods Asia!

Let's meet at Vitafoods Asia – Booth P18! Vitafoods Asia is the No. 1 nutraceutical trade show in Asia, bringing together science, business, and government agencies. If you are planning to be in Singapore between the 25th and 26th of September, meet our team of experts at booth [...]

1308, 2019

Novel Food as a driver for innovation

Under EU regulations, any food that was not consumed “significantly” prior to May 15, 1997 is considered to be a Novel Food (EU) 2015/2283) and requires a pre-market authorization. According to the Novel Food Regulation, two types of applications – for “typical” Novel Foods (Article 10) and for traditional [...]

3107, 2019

NEWS DIGEST by a&r | July 2019

We dedicate this July issue to the current situation regarding the insufficient number of certified Notified Bodies under the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR). Also, recent innovations from traditional foods from third countries will be discussed. […]

807, 2019

EFSA considers Chia seeds powders as safe

The EFSA Panel on Nutrition, Novel foods and Food Allergens (NDA) just published a scientific opinion on chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) powders as novel foods (NFs) pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. According to the EFSA panel, the partially defatted powders of whole chia seeds are considered safe under [...]

1806, 2019

EFSA dedicated support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

EFSA will extend their dedicated services to applicants from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs will now be able to access support from EFSA when preparing, submitting, and monitoring their applications for regulated products. EFSA will use the experience gained in providing these new forms of support to decide [...]

1106, 2019

a&r at Vitafoods Europe 2019

Vitafoods Europe is the perfect place to learn what is happening in the nutraceutical market. The show offers an excellent opportunity to engage in in-depth conversations with clients about opportunities in natural health products innovation. We hope you were able to find some time to stop by our booth [...]

1605, 2019

French authority agency (ANSES) releases statement that food supplements for joint health should be avoided by certain at-risk populations

A recent warning by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) states that diabetics, pregnant women, children, and those with certain food allergies should stop taking joint health supplements containing glucosamine and/or chondroitin sulfate due to a risk of adverse events. This statement comes [...]

1405, 2019

Regulatory Seminar: CBD-based Products in the EU

analyze & realize GmbH, a regulatory expert for natural health products, offers a seminar on the current regulatory situation for cannabidiol-containing food products in the EU. The interactive seminar provides an overview on the regulatory challenges that food business operators currently face and will explain the requirements for the [...]

1305, 2019

Novel Food guidance by FSE

Earlier this year, Food Supplements Europe (FSE) released an update of the Novel Food Guideline from 2018 on how to verify the novel food status under the Novel Food Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 (NFR), which considers the developments and experiences after 1 year of application of this regulation. The main [...]

1005, 2019

Probiotic health claim rejected by EFSA (negative opinion)

EFSA has again rejected the health claim (under article 14) related to Nutrimune and immune defence against pathogens in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and upper respiratory tract (URT) from H.J. Heinz Supply Chain Europe B.V.. Nutrimune is a pasteurised cow’s skim milk fermented with Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74. The [...]

3004, 2019

#VFE19, EFSA opinon to probiotic health claim and ANSES warning

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. […]

3004, 2019

Let’s have inspiring talks!

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 [...]

804, 2019

CBD containing products – what’s new?

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 [...]

404, 2019

NCN Europe VI – A partners finding event

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 [...]

1103, 2019

News on EMA Monographs

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) [...]

503, 2019

German evaluation of borderline products between Food – Drug and Food – Novel Food

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 [...]

1501, 2019

Regulatory highlights of 2018

The regulatory situation around Cannabis has been in the spotlight. While the regulatory situation is clear for industrial hemp for non-food purposes, the same cannot be said for its use as food. While hemp seeds, seed proteins and seed oils became common food ingredients, national regulations may still restrict [...]

801, 2019

Top ingredients/trends of 2018

Healthy aging continues to be a hot topic. Also, “beauty from within” is on the rise. Consumers are on the hunt for youth-boosting foods and drinks. The growing aging population, increasingly youth-centric society, and consumer motivation for self-care are drivers for these health solutions. Continuing the trend seen in [...]

301, 2019

a&r looks back on 2018

Another year has gone by. We were involved in super interesting projects, had the chance to meet former and new clients, visited trade shows, and attended expert events all around the world. The a&r MatchMaking Platform, launched in 2017 to bring together companies looking for local and worldwide in/out-licensing opportunities [...]

2112, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dear Colleagues and Friends, The year is coming to an end and we would like to thank all our customers, business partners and friends for the great cooperation we have enjoyed last year. We wish you a very successful upcoming business year and look forward to great projects and [...]

1212, 2018

Five new novel food ingredients approval

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 [...]

2211, 2018

No harmonization on the use of botanical among the BELFRIT States

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 [...]

2011, 2018

Meet us at Health ingredients Europe 2018 – booth 8L66!

Do you have any questions related to regulatory requirements, scientific marketing, strategic innovation, licensing matchmaking or clinical research? Meet our experts in natural health products at booth 8L66 (Hall 8)! We will be happy to share our expertise, enthusiasm, and creativity to help you with tailor-made innovation solutions that bring competitive advantage to [...]

611, 2018

Innovation in probiotics

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 [...]

1110, 2018

UK reclassifies certain glucosamine products as medicines

Earlier this month, the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) reclassified certain glucosamine products as medicines. According to the MHRA statement, products containing doses equal to or greater than 1178 mg per day of base glucosamine (equivalent to 1500 mg glucosamine sulphate) can no longer be classified [...]

2609, 2018

Glucosamine, vitamine B6 in Food Supplements and Mitte®

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month’s issue to regulatory news about the UK reclassification of glucosamine products and new maximum levels of vitamin B6 in Food Supplements in The Netherlands. A special space for Innovation will now have a dedicated section on [...]

2009, 2018

“Nutri-Score” labelling now in force in Belgium

Following last year's French Decree backing the voluntary adoption of “Nutri-Score”, now it is time for Belgium to follow the same footsteps. A nutrition declaration is already mandatory in the EU in prepacked foods or products containing nutritional and/or health claims. This nutrition labelling comprises detailed information on the [...]

1408, 2018

Cannabis – an EU market soon to expand?

Cannabis sativa L. is a plant with multiple faces. Industrial hemp was bred to contain very little tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Under the premise that the THC content does not exceed 0.2 % of the plant and without prejudice to other national regulations, the plant and their parts are accepted food sources [...]

2407, 2018

Ireland and new upper limits for vitamins and minerals

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) Scientific Committee published this month a report on the Safety of Vitamins and Minerals in Food Supplements for Ireland. In the absence of maximum levels for vitamins and minerals at the EU level, this report is a guide for the food supplement industry [...]

1707, 2018

What is the real “impact” of NHR claims? How to they influence consumers purchases decisions?

The EU regulation No 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods defines nutrition, health, and risk-reduction claims (NHR claims) as: Nutrition claim: “any claim which states, suggests or implies that a food has particular beneficial nutritional properties due to e.g. nutrient” Health claim: “any claim that states, suggests or [...]

1206, 2018

Opportunities for Start-ups

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 [...]

2205, 2018

Triple combination herbal extract gains novel food status

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 [...]

1505, 2018

Borderline cases of substance based medical devices

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 [...]

205, 2018

Let’s have inspiring talks!

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 [...]

2004, 2018

Quick Guide to Mutual Recognition

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 [...]

1804, 2018

Maximum levels for vitamins and minerals

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 [...]

2303, 2018

Innovation in infant nutrition

Infant nutrition is regulated under the same ruling as FSMPs ((EU) No 609/2013). Due to the strict regulations, innovation in infant nutrition formulations is a complex and lengthy process. The requirements for safety and tolerability of the ingredients and final products are in a tough regulatory environment, as we [...]

1902, 2018

EFSA guidances update

EFSA updated scientific guidance for health claims on antioxidants, oxidative damage and cardiovascular health During this month, EFSA published the final guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to antioxidants, oxidative damage, and cardiovascular health. This guidance replaces the one from 2011. The guidance supports applicants in [...]

702, 2018

Novel foods regulation overview

The new Novel Foods Regulation ((EU) 2015/2283) went live on January 1, 2018. Its aim is to improve the conditions of food business operators bringing new and innovative foods to the EU market while maintaining a high level of food safety for European consumers. The new Regulation replaces the former system of [...]

2910, 2017

Regulatory news on botanicals and Novel Foods, SSW

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month's issue to regulatory news on botanicals and Novel Foods, a brief overview on SupplySide West and relevant information about clinical trial registration. SUBSCRIBE Regulatory Health claims for food supplements containing botanicals – Light [...]

2809, 2017

analyze & realize appoints Dr. Andreas Schemenewitz as Managing Director

analyze & realize (a&r), the consulting and clinical research organization located in Berlin, has appointed Dr. Andreas Schemenewitz as Managing Director. This appointment is another step towards further enhancing the already first-rate team of a&r in order to support customers with creative ideas and smart innovation processes for regulatory and [...]

709, 2017

Traditional herbal products – Is innovation possible?

We are happy to invite you to our next webinar! Topic: Traditional herbal products: Is innovation possible? Date: 21st of September 2017 Time: 3:00pm (CET) Traditional herbal medicinal product and innovation seems to be a contradiction in terms.  But although traditional herbal products have to be comparable in production [...]

2408, 2017

Vitafoods Asia 2017 – Booth B30

Do you have questions related to regulation, scientific marketing, strategic innovation, licensing matchmaking or clinical research? As the Official Innovation Partner of the Vitafoods Asia 2017 we are delighted to offer you 20-minutes free consultation slots with our experts, sharing our experience and passion to maximize the value of [...]

607, 2017

Sulfate-containig mineral water improves stool frequency significantly

Deutsche Heilbrunnen, in its last newsletter, explains how sulfate-containig mineral water improves stool frequency significantly. Their article is based on the study Effects of Sulfate-Rich Mineral Water on Functional Constipation: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study conducted by Johannes Naumann, Catharina Sadaghiani, Roman Huber and Felix Alt, a&r's Head of Clinical Operations. [...]

706, 2017

Realise your product potential

Players in the natural health market must be up to date with the latest regulations or they'll suffer the consequences, legally and economically. Dr. Volker Spitzer, Managing Director of analyze & realize, explains: "The regulatory landscape has changed dramatically, while consumers have become much more engaged in their [...]

2905, 2017

Vitafoods Europe, nutrition and health claims

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month's issue to Vitafoods Europe and the open consultations on nutrition and health claims. SUBSCRIBE Vitafoods Europe This year analyze & realize GmbH was the Official Innovation Partner at Vitafoods Innovation center. For the first [...]

1505, 2017

We are “Service Provider of the Year”!

Dear customers, friends and colleagues, We are very proud to announce that we received the prestigious NutraIngredients Award 2017 in the category „Service Provider of the Year“. For more than 20 years we are acting as your „Innovation Experts in Natural Health Products“ and this is a good opportunity [...]

205, 2017

Great opportunity at Vitafoods Europe!

Let's meet at Vitafoods Europe 2017 – Booth E84! Do you have questions related to regulation, scientific marketing, strategic innovation, licensing matchmaking or clinical research? As the Official Innovation Partner of the Vitafoods Europe 2017 we are delighted to offer you 20-minutes free consultation slots with our experts, [...]

2804, 2017

Personalized Nutrition

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month's issue to the Personalized Nutrition. SUBSCRIBE Personalized Nutrition – A continuous Innovation Trend in the Nutritional Business Personalized is everywhere Personalization and customization are big trends in many different industries. Consumers are getting [...]

1204, 2017

#VFE17 – Book a free consultation with us!

Do you have questions related to regulation, scientific marketing, strategic innovation, licensing matchmaking or clinical research?  As the Official Innovation Partner of the Vitafoods Europe 2017 we are delighted to offer you 20-minutes free consultation slots with our experts, sharing our experience and passion to maximize the value of [...]

3003, 2017

New regulations for Novel Food and Medical Devices

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month's issue to the Novel Food Guidance - an overview, and to two short updates on the MD regulation and the BELFRIT list. SUBSCRIBE Novel Food Guidance – an overview The European Parliament published [...]

2203, 2017

Interested in probiotic health claims beyond EFSA?

>> Register for our next webinar! Date: 6th of April 2017 Time: 15:00 – 15:45 a&r has started a webinar series on hot regulatory topics that are highly relevant to the Natural Health Industry. Our next webinar is dedicated to opportunities for health claims on probiotics. Until now, probiotics failed [...]

2302, 2017

BVMA audit successfully passed!

We are happy to announce that we have successfully passed yet another ICH-GCP audit conducted by the German Federal Association of CROs (BVMA) and thus certified our membership of the European CRO Federation (EUCROF). As an active EUCROF member, we keep promoting high-quality clinical research in the EU and providing our [...]

802, 2017

EFSA guidance: Update on the format for a health claim application

EFSA has refreshed the scientific and technical guidance for the preparation and presentation of a health claim application and provided the second revision last month. Although there seems to be no substantial changes in contents, the structure of future claim applications will change to a significant degree. The guidance mainly [...]

901, 2017

Passing of our friend and founder Christof Jaenicke

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Business Partners, In profound grief we have to share the sad news of the passing of our friend and founder Christof Jaenicke *26.01.1953  †04.01.2017 He passed away peacefully after a short and intense last battle he could not win. A wonderful person is [...]

1912, 2016

a&r News Digest – December 2016 Edition

We dedicate this month's issue to Food Matters Live and HI Europe and we share our overview over the ingredients/trends and regulatory highlights of 2016. SUBSCRIBE Food Matters Live Food Matters Live is an annual event focused on new developments in the [...]

2811, 2016

a&r News Digest – November 2016 Edition

We dedicate this month's issue to regulatory affairs. SUBSCRIBE Claims on Botanicals – quick update In an event in Brussels early in November, Mr. Andriukaitis (EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety) acknowledged that the current regulatory system for botanicalsis unfit for its [...]

1011, 2016

Meet us at Health Ingredients Europe!

We are happy to invite you to Health Ingredients Europe 2016! Meet us at those conferences: November 30th, 14:00 - 15:30, Conference Area, Level 4C – Dr. Volker Spitzer: Gut health is coming to the forefront of health trends thanks to the latest research into microbiota. [...]

911, 2016

New services and management change

We are excited to inform you that analyze & realize GmbH is under new management. Our new managing director, Dr. Volker Spitzer, is currently extending our offerings in the area of natural health products to be even closer to your individual needs. He has amassed profound experience and knowledge about [...]

111, 2016

Mintel GNPD Database

a&r is happy to announce that, as of recently, we have access to Mintel's Global New Product Database (GNPD). The database reflects new product launches worldwide, giving a host of information about the products, from  label and ingredients to launch date to manufacturing and distributing company, and many more. With [...]

2610, 2016

a&r News Digest – SupplySide West 2016

We dedicate this month's issue to SupplySide West 2016. SUBSCRIBE At its 20th edition, SupplySide West (SSW) was the event where consumer packaged good (CPG) manufacturers, marketers, and formulators came together in search of innovative ingredients. The show covers the global dietary [...]

2209, 2016

a&r News Digest – September 2016 Edition

We dedicate this month's issue to a&r at Vitafoods Asia, a new THMP product for female libido, news on FSMPs regulation in Germany, and a soon-to-be-ending public consultation by the EU Commission on the Mutual Recognition Regulation. SUBSCRIBE a&r at Vitafoods Asia [...]

2508, 2016

a&r News Digest – August 2016 Edition

We dedicate this month's issue to Asia. SUBSCRIBE a&r at Vitafoods Asia For the first time, a&r will attend Vitafoods Asia, the only nutraceuticals event of this type in Asia. The event will be held in Hong Kong from 1st to 2nd of [...]

1708, 2016

Tax relief for French customers

The French Ministère de l'Education Nationale de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche confirmed that French clients for R&D services rendered by a&r are eligible for tax relief. Das Ministère de l'Education Nationale de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche hat a&r bestätigt, dass französische Kunden, für die a&r R&D-Tätigkeiten [...]

2107, 2016

a&r News Digest – July 2016 Edition

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month's issue to regulatory affairs SUBSCRIBE B2B communication falls within the scope of the EU Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation On 14th July, the Court of Justice of the European Union (Case C-19/15) decided that B2B [...]

1506, 2016

a&r News Digest – June 2016 Edition

a&r's News Digest - This month on the broken Deadlock on Medical Device Legislation Rule 21; EFSA has rejected yet another claim; a&r scouting on novel packaging and products; and insight on consumer acceptance of insect food. SUBSCRIBE Packaging Powdered formulations delivered by an air-based nutrition [...]

3105, 2016

Breaking News on Natural Health Products – #VFE16

This edition is dedicated to Vitafoods Europe 2016 and the emerging trends in the field of nutraceuticals. As an active sponsor of the event analyze & realize was engaged in interesting discussions with experts in the field at booth N20 and was moreover active in presenting hot scientific topics on [...]

2402, 2016

a&r Comments on New General Scientific Guidance for Stakeholders on Health Claim Applications by EFSA

The new „General Scientific Guidance on Health Claim Application“, for the first time, summarizes various guidance documents and Opinions on a number of common issues encountered by health claim applicants. It helps improve the transparency of necessary product characterization, characterization of the claimed physiological effect, [...]

1509, 2015

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906, 2015

Joerg Gruenwald joins Advisory Board of the American Botanical Council

Dr. Joerg Gruenwald has been invited to become a Member of the American Botanical Council (ABC) Advisory Board, the first person living in Germany to be appointed in its history. ABC is an international scientific organisation, based in Austin, Texas, in the US, for education on herbal medicines and herbal [...]