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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

3004, 2018

Substance based MD, herbal combination as Novel Food, Union List update and proof of traditional use after Brexit

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month’s issue to borderline cases for substance-based medical devices, novel food authorization for triple root extract, corrections to the Union List of Novel [...]

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 [...]

1104, 2018

Probi AB announces positive outcome of probiotic immune health clinical trial

A large clinical trial with 900 subjects included over three winter seasons has been successfully completed for the Swedish company Probi AB to investigate the immune enhancing impact of the probiotic immune concept Probi [...]

2703, 2018

Mutual recognition guidance and EFSA’s scientific opinion on health claims

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month’s issue to the mutual recognition guidance and EFSA’s scientific opinion on health claims. […]

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 [...]

1503, 2018

Food for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) – new rules for an old product category?

With the aim to improve the enforcement of the regulatory framework and finally to protect the consumer, the Food for Specific Groups regulation (EU) No 609/2013 abolished the previous PARNUT concept in 2016. Later, [...]

1303, 2018

Food for Special Medical Purposes (FSMP) – New rules for an old product category?

We are happy to invite you to our next webinar! Date: 21st of March 2018 Time: 3:00pm (GMT+2) Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMPs) are intended for the exclusive or partial feeding of people whose nutritional requirements [...]

2802, 2018

FSMP and innovation in infant nutrition. New a&r innovation scouting service available. Next webinar!

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month’s issue to FSMP and innovation in infant nutrition. New innovation scouting service available from a&r – see below! […]

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, [...]

1402, 2018

New recommendations for maximum levels of vitamins and minerals in Germany

The excessive intake of vitamins and minerals may result in adverse effects and therefore official bodies deem it necessary to set maximum safe levels for them in food supplements. The Directive 2002/46/EC on food [...]

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 [...]

3101, 2018

An overview on the Novel Foods Regulation and New recommendations on maximum levels of vitamins and minerals in Germany

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month's issue to an overview on the Novel Foods Regulation and the new recommendations on maximum levels of vitamins and minerals in Germany. SUBSCRIBE [...]

2012, 2017

What a great year we had! Ingredients and regulatory highlights of 2017

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month's issue to our overview of ingredients and regulatory highlights of 2017 and recent nutraceutical market information. SUBSCRIBE News [...]

3011, 2017

New vitamin and minerals maximum levels in Belgium, MDR, NutraBusiness Intel and much more!

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month's issue to regulatory news on the recent changes on maximum levels for vitamins and minerals in Belgium, substance-based Medical Devices and the urgent need to conform [...]

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 [...]

1910, 2017

New Novel Food Regulation – a chance to bring traditional foods to the market

We are happy to invite you to our next webinar! Topic: New Novel Food Regulation – a change to bring traditional foods to the market Date: 26th of October 2017 Time: 3:00pm (CET) EU consumers are [...]

2909, 2017

Novel Food Webinar and lauch of a&r MatchMaking Platform. Update on health claims

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month's issue to a&r Webinar series and our recently lauched MatchMaking Platform, a short overview on Vitafoods Asia, and regulatory news. SUBSCRIBE [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2908, 2017

TCM law and traditional foods opportunities under NF regulation

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month's issue to regulatory news about first law on TCM and market opportunities for traditional foods under the new Novel Food Regulation. News on insect products as [...]

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 [...]

2707, 2017

Cranberry MD, food for vegans/vegetarians, new EFSA public consultation and EndoPAT

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month's issue to regulatory news: cranberry not allowed as medical device; food suitable for vegans/vegetarians - joint position, new EFSA draft guidance open consultation and introduction to [...]

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 [...]

2706, 2017

Infant nutrition, EFSA pilot trial and classification of FSMP

a&r’s News Digest – We dedicate this month's issue to infant nutrition and its regulatory and clinical challenges, the EFSA pilot trial on additives and NFs, and the Draft guidance on the classification of [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2702, 2017

EFSA health claim applications update and more on regulatory affairs

We dedicate this month's issue to regulatory affairs. Additionally, if you want to know more about probiotics and health claims, please register for our a&r first webinar of 2017. SUBSCRIBE [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

3101, 2017

2017 forecast for natural health products and the NutriLeads success story

We dedicate this month's issue to our 2017 forecast for natural health products, the NutriLeads success story, and where to find us during this year. SUBSCRIBE What to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

812, 2016

a&r’s client NutriLeads announces positive outcome of proof of concept study in humans

NutriLeads B.V., a Dutch Nutrition & Health startup, announces the positive outcome of a proof of concept study in humans demonstrating that its lead ingredient IMPP-1 is safe, well tolerated and supports immune function [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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  [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]