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

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Authorised EU health claims for vitamins and minerals

M.J. Sadler,    Rank Nutrition Ltd, UK

Abstract:

With the high level of scientific evidence demanded for the authorisation of health claims in the EU it is to be expected that claims for nutrients with well-established functions would initially populate the majority of the permitted list. The majority of the Article 13.1 ‘general function’ claims for vitamins and minerals have the same conditions of use, namely that: ‘A food should be at least a source of X as per the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006’. The health claims for vitamins and minerals are thus likely to become widespread on foodstuffs that naturally contain sufficient concentrations of vitamins and minerals, on food products ...

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