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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

1509, 2015

a&r has a new website!

a&r's web presence has received a new design Have fun browsing our content!