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There is hope for gut health

All eyes on gut health

By Michelle Knott

There is a glimmer of hope for Europe’s probiotics sector, Michelle Knott reports on developments

EFSA's aspartame opinion was debated at a House of Commons event

Aspartame sparks methanol row at food forum

By Nicholas Robinson

Experts have rubbished claims that the methanol content in aspartame threatens consumer health, following the publication of a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) risk assessment.

EFSA rejected the Seralini GM Roundup cancer study

Food safety watchdog rejects GM Roundup cancer study

By Mike Stones

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has officially rejected controversial research linking Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup and genetically modified (GM) maize with cancer and premature death.

Popular in the United States, sensory claims, made for products such as Coors Light, are beginning to appear in the UK

Food firms look to sensory claims

By Freddie Dawson and Mike Stones

Frustrated food and drink manufacturers are considering sensory claims in preference to health claims; few of which have been approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Watery argument: Highland is determined to challenge EFSA's ruling

Highland Spring challenges EFSA water ruling

By Freddie Dawson

Water supplier Highland Spring Group is determined to challenge the EU’s recent ruling on health claims for water, despite further clarification from Brussels.

Beneo's Sentko backs EFSA critics

Beneo's Sentko backs EFSA critics

By Rod Addy

Beneo-Institute has supported criticism of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for taking a pharmaceutical line on assessing claims under Article 13.1 of the EU Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation.

Full answer to weighty problems

Full answer to weighty problems

By Michelle Knott

There will always be a market for 'light' and 'diet' products, but the biggest trend in weight management today is towards functional ingredients. The contenders hoping to make the biggest splash fall into three basic functional groups:...

EFSA defends aspartame work, denies dossier loss

EFSA defends aspartame work, denies dossier loss

By Ben Bouckley

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has denied a suggestion by two MEPs that it may have lost data relating to a previous safety evaluation of the high intensity sweetener aspartame (E951) and that it failed to examine it properly in the first place.

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...

Still hope for soy protein/cholesterol claim

Still hope for soy protein/cholesterol claim

By Elaine Watson

The consultancy that lodged a high-profile health claim application about soy protein says it remains confident of achieving a successful claim despite last month’s controversial negative opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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