Prohibition of use of the words “steacks”, “burgers”, etc … to designate the plant based substitutes in France

The decree of the Official Journal (OFJR) “Laws and Decrees” n° 0150 of June 30, 2022 will prohibit from October 1, 2022 “the terminology specific to the sectors traditionally associated with meat and fish to designate products not belonging to the animal Kingdom”. However, it allows the marketing of “foodstuffs manufactured or labeled” before this date (October 1) until December 31, 2023 at the latest.

Good perception of organic products by the French

On March 14, 2022, Agence Bio posted its 19th Barometer of consumption and perception of organic products online in partnership with the CSA Institute.

New dietary recommendations from the American Heart Association for cardio-metabolic health

This review of the scientific literature aims to bring together the available evidence relating to diet and cardiovascular health to provide knowledge-based advice on the key components of diets to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This article suggests the adoption of population-wide dietary advice.

The French online platform NumAlim becomes UniversAlim

During the year 2021, the NumAlim database has developed and changed its name. Indeed, the site for referencing food products has changed its name to become UniversAlim. At the same time, NumAlim also created the HubAlim.

New food recommendations from Santé Publique France for young children and the elderlies (PNNS 4)

Santé Publique France announced in its September newsletter,  the objectives and development axes of PNNS 4 for the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022.


Over the last months, winds of criticism have blown against the system, that yet meets increasing approval among consumers; modifications to the algorithm are not excluded. Orchidali summarizes and comments the issues.


The results of the PURE cohort study showed a positive association between ultra-processed food intake and risk of IBD.

44% of non-compliant health claims on food!

On June 21, 2021, the DGCCRF communicated the results of its checks aimed at verifying compliance with the European Regulations on health

Fruit and vegetable intake is inversely associated with perceived stress across the adult lifespan

Poor nutritional habits are linked to higher perceived stress, but the relationship between fruit and vegetable (FV) intake and stress is uncertain.

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