Regulation & Safety

ANSES says evidence not yet strong enough to back UTI health claim

Cranberry players debate meaning of fresh French advice

By Shane Starling

The cranberry industry, divided over differing methods of measuring the active proanthocyanidins (PACs) content of the berries, are offering differing interpretations of new advice from the French food agency (ANSES).

Measure for measure: Cranberry wars rage on

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2011

Measure for measure: Cranberry wars rage on

By Shane Starling

The long-standing dispute within the cranberry industry about the most appropriate way to measure the urinary tract infection (UTI)-battling berry’s active constituents was resolved in France recently when a government body backed a version of the DMAC...

Electrolysed water not proven to benefit Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), osteoporosis, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, blood pressure, allergies, hayfever, Athlete’s Foot, degenerative diseases and gout, rules the ASA

UK company to fight ASA antioxidant water ad ban

By Shane Starling

The UK company behind a high pH, electrolysed water product says it fully expected the advertising watchdog to rule against its cancer, ageing and other claims, and will appeal.

Probiotic academic: ‘Just add water to probiotic health claims’

Probiotic academic: ‘Just add water to probiotic health claims’

By Shane Starling

A leading probiotics researcher says the ongoing uncertainty about endpoints and biomarkers in European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claim evaluations, means the best chance for probiotic products to make claims is to combine them with nutrients...

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