Health Claim

EFSA boss: 'Imprecise food characterisation can stop the approval process very quickly'

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Food firms fail to tackle key health claim needs: EFSA

By Gary Scattergood

Functional food firms are failing to win health claim approval for their products because they are repeatedly neglecting two of the three key requirements for success, the man in charge of the process has revealed.

Gary Scattergood

EFSA tastes success with flavourings list

By Gary Scattergood

No news is good news. Unless you're a journalist. That was the conclusion of a conversation I had with a leading lawyer when discussing the European Union's (EU) list of 2,500 approved flavourings for the food and drink industry.

The ruling could lead to a raft of resubmissions for rejected bids

Court's first health claims verdict

By Gary Scattergood

The first EU Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) is likely to see more labelling statements fall under the scope of the rules, warned a legal expert.

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).


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