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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 claim for walnuts

T. Poon,    Intertek Cantox, Canada

N. Baldwin,    Intertek Cantox, UK

Abstract:

This chapter provides an overview of the health claims pertaining to walnuts, and other related nuts, that are permitted or not permitted in the European Union (EU) and other jurisdictions. First, walnuts are characterised with respect to their macro- and micronutrient composition. Next, the authorisation of the only health claim related specifically to walnuts in the EU is discussed, wherein the scientific evidence on which the claim is based, as well as the conditions of use of the claim, are reviewed. The non-authorised health claim related to walnuts in the EU is also described. Health claims related to walnuts that are made ...

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