Regulation & Safety

EFSA rejects claim linking calcium-fortified juices and tooth demineralisation

EFSA HEALTH CLAIM OPINIONS

EFSA rejects health claims for fruit juice, water

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority health claims panel has turned in two negative opinions for separate claims that sought to link calcium-fortified fruit juice and tooth demineralisation; and water consumption and dehydration.

Lipid Nutrition withdraws Oz/NZ CLA Novel Foods application

Lipid Nutrition withdraws Oz/NZ CLA Novel Foods application

By Shane Starling

Dutch-based Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) player, Lipid Nutrition, has withdrawn its CLA Novel Foods application in Australia and New Zealand due to the two countries’ policy to reduce all trans fatty acids (TFAs) in the diet.

Body shaping and toning is the predominate CLA claim, although to date, EFSA's health claims panel has not accepted CLA claim-backing science

CLA gains EU hearing as Novel Foods status beckons

By Shane Starling

Nine months after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) handed in a positive safety assessment for conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), the weight management ingredient will be assessed by the European Commission as it continues its protracted journey...

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