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Foods, Nutrients and Food Ingredients with Authorised EU Health Claims by Michele Jeanne Sadler

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The regulation of health claims in Europe*

N. Binns,    Independent consultant in nutrition and food regulation, UK

Abstract:

The Regulation on nutrition and health claims made on foods, EC No 1924/ 2006, was published in December 2006, but by December 2013 the implementation of the rules was still incomplete. This chapter provides an overview of the Regulation, describes the development of the lists of claims now in the Community Register, the procedure to approve new claims and summarises the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) requirements for scientific substantiation.

Key words

EU Regulation; health claims; European Food Safety Authority (EFSA); substantiation

1.1 Introduction

In December 2006 the European Union adopted a Regulation on nutrition ...

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