Novel Foods – what to expect from EFSA?

NutriClaim was among the participants of the Novel Food Workshop who gathered in Brussels last week (23rd June) to discuss the practical application of Regulation 258/97. Also high-up the agenda was the issue of what a new Novel Food Regulation will bring in terms of speed of the evaluation (by EFSA) and transparency of the process. Indeed, as was emphasized […] >> read more

No deficiency – no claims?

Will health claims be authorized if deficiency is non-existent? EFSA’s recent verdict (Oct. 2010) on a large number of health claims made for vitamins and minerals included a statement that ‘the evidence provided does not establish that inadequate intake of [name nutrient] leading to [name claim] occurs in the general EU population. This statement pertained to all the claims evaluations […] >> read more