Allégations Santé & Nutrition

FDA proposes to update the definition of ‘healthy’ on food labeling for US food market

The proposed rule would update the definition for the implied nutrient content claim ‘healthy’ to better account for how all the nutrients in various food groups contribute and may work synergistically to create healthy dietary patterns and improve health. Under the proposed definition for the updated “healthy” claim, which is based on current nutrition science, more foods that are part of a healthy dietary pattern and recommended by the Dietary Guidelines would be eligible to use the claim on their labeling, including nuts and seeds, higher fat fish (such as salmon), certain oils and water.

An asterisk (*) behind the claims of herbal dietary supplements in the Netherlands

You may see a claim followed by an asterisk on a herbal food supplement marketed in the Netherlands. These food supplements are composed of one or more plant(s) or plant extract(s) claiming effects on health. In accordance with European regulations on nutritional and health claims, only scientifically substantiated claims are permitted.

Evaluating Health claims about plant based food supplements

The EU regulation No 1924/2006 concerning the nutrition and health claims for food requires a scientific substantiation of the highest quality standard

Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) submitted health claim on Carbohydrate solutions & its contribution to the improvement of intense physical performance is now authorised for use on sport drinks!

Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) welcomes the Commission Regulation 2021/686 concerning the authorisation of a health claim on carbohydrate solutions contributing to the

Evaluation of the regulation on nutrition and health claims by the European Commission: nutrients profiles

The nutrition and health claims regulation adopted in 2006 aims to protect consumers while ensuring an efficient functioning of the internal market.

Evaluation of the regulation on nutrition and health claims by the European Commission: botanical claims

On May 20, 2020, the European Commission completed the evaluation of the regulation on nutrition and health claims, announced in its Better

The Center for Study and Valorization of Algae (CSVA) provides the list of authorized food algae in France

There is no specific regulation on food algae at European level, it is linked to the so-called “Novel Food” legislation. The latter

New EFSA scientific opinion on phosphates

EFSA reassessed the safety of phosphates, the experts concluded that estimates of total dietary phosphate intake could exceed the level of safety

The controversy launched by the Italian government on nutrition labeling

In early May 2019, the Italian government criticized the future report of the WHO aimed at providing guidelines for framing nutritional labeling

Publication of the order suspending the placing on the market of foodstuffs containing titanium dioxide in France

The French government yesterday published its order suspending the placing on the french market of foods containing titanium dioxide (TiO2). This decree