CBD in the U.S.: Food and dietary supplement status not appropriate

Following an exploration of potential regulatory pathways for cannabidiol (CBD) products by an internal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) working group, the FDA concluded on January 26, 2023, that a new regulatory pathway for CBD is needed to provide the regulatory oversight necessary to manage risk. The Agency is prepared to work with Congress on this issue.

Exercising in the morning would promote good cardiovascular health

The impact of the rhythm of daily physical activity (here called “chronoactivity”) on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains unknown. The aim of this study is to examine the associations between chronoactivity and different cardiovascular outcomes based on physical activity data from the UK-Biobank.

In France, about 50% of total protein intake should be animal-based to meet nutritional recommendations on non-protein nutrients according to age and sex

Nutritional recommendations for a sustainable and healthy diet include plenty of variety in the consumption of minimally processed plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables, nuts, unrefined grains, legumes, etc.) and moderate amounts of animal food sources. This study provides factual information on the contribution of animal protein to total protein meeting all recommendations without additional cost.

Anses advises against including vitamin D3 in the list of endocrine disruptors to be mentioned on food product label

Vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol, is essential for the proper functioning of our body and plays a decisive role in the quality of bone tissue. It is provided by food (dairy products, fish, eggs) and is produced by skin exposed to the sun. However, more than 1 in 3 French people fail to meet their physiological vitamin D3 needs, which is a major public health concern. Indeed, a vitamin D3 deficiency exposes people to known risks for human health, in particular during periods of growth. Pediatric societies recommend routine vitamin D supplementation for children to prevent rickets and for the elderly to avoid osteoporosis.

The EU Commission has revised the definition of nanomaterial

On 10 June 2022, the EU Commission published a recommendation on the definition of nanomaterial. This recommendation clarifies the definition adopted by the European Commission in 2011 (Recommendation on the definition of a nanomaterial 2011/696/EU).

Focus on the EHPM model for setting maximum and minimum amounts of vitamins and minerals in food supplements

The calculation model was published and presented to the Commission in December 2021.

INRAE and the Institut Paul Bocuse at the Paris International Agricultural Show: “the flavour of science”

Orchidali summarizes for you the conference on nutrition for the elderly. At the Paris International Agricultural Show (SIA) 2022, the French National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRAE) offered opportunities to discover the topics covered by its research; in particular, the workshop “la science a du goût” (“the flavour of science”), organized in partnership with the Institut Paul Bocuse, was held every day at 1pm.

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.

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.


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