Regulation

Should health claims be allowed on doughnuts?

Should health claims be allowed on doughnuts?

By Elaine Watson

If you ask consumer group Which? the answer is clearly no, whereas an enterprising baker hoping to make his doughnuts stand out from the crowd by adding some wacky functional ingredients might beg to differ. But where does the law stand?

Processors must secure legal egg supplies fast

Processors must secure legal egg supplies fast

By Rod Addy

UK manufacturers have been warned they must switch caged egg supplies now to legitimate sources ahead of changes to EU rules from next year or face serious consequences.

'No added salt' breakthrough on nutrition claims

'No added salt' breakthrough on nutrition claims

By Elaine Watson

The European Commission (EC) has finally addressed the thorny issue of nutrition claims that remain widely-used but are now technically illegal under the health claims Regulation, a year behind schedule.

Clarify EU claims

Clarify EU claims

International food and nutrition consultancy EAS will be holding a workshop on EU claims regulation in Brussels on 10 February.


Oat beta-glucan ok

Oat beta-glucan ok

A scientific panel of the European Food Safety Authority has given a positive opinion on an Article 14 health claim dossier for oat beta-glucan, following an application from CreaNutrition.

Probiotic health claims: Reasons to be cheerful?

Probiotic health claims: Reasons to be cheerful?

By Rick Pendrous

Last week's meeting between industry stakeholders and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on gut health claims has left Danisco feeling 'slightly more positive', although many firms were left feeling disappointed by the lack of specific...

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