EFSA takes forward its work on Nutrition and Health Claims

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is today publishing for consultation its draft guidance to applicants on the submission of health claims for authorisation.

EFSA’s NDA Panel will assess the scientific evidence substantiating these claims. The Panel is also progressing work on other nutrition issues including nutrient profiles, which will help define the nutrient criteria that foods should comply with in order to bear nutrition and health claims. A scientific colloquium on nutrient profiles is planned for September.