44% 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

UK report of the Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform (TIGRR) on nutraceuticals

On May 2021, the UK Government has published a report of proposals to attract  significant investments and boost innovation in the Nutraceutical

Towards the prohibition of titanium dioxide (E171) in Europe in food

Titanium dioxide is used as a white colorant. It is present, at least partially, in nanometric form. A study by the National

The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) consensus statement on fermented foods

An expert panel was convened in September 2019 by The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) to develop a definition

Publication of regulation n ° 2021/468 on hydroxyanthracene derivatives

On March 18, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2021/468 amending Annex III of Regulation No 1925/2006 (of December 20, 2006) of

Brexit: what we do know, and what… only time will tell

The “Brexit” issue, meaning the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), started taking shape in 2016, after

“PROBIOTIC” in Italy: how can the word be used?

Italians are quite accustomed to the idea of consuming microorganisms to accomplish several beneficial goals. They have been doing it for years,

Insects soon on the plate of European consumers

EFSA declared the safety of dried yellow mealworm (Tenebrio molitor larva) as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. The EFSA

Use-by date or “best before” date: EFSA is drafting a guide for food industry manufacturers

EFSA has developed a tool (or guide) to help food business operators decide when to apply the best before date or minimum

Focus: Botanicals in food supplements and antioxidant properties in Italy

“Antioxidant” properties can be attributed to 147 plant species, according to Italian guidelines on food supplements. Plants, algae, fungi, and derived preparations