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UK FSA: EFSA’s safety concerns will not provoke CBD product removals

By Shane Starling

EFSA’s decision this week to stop the clock on 150 CBD (cannabidiol) Novel Food applications and publish a litany of ‘data gaps’ does not threaten thousands of on-market CBD products in the UK, its Food Standards Agency (FSA) has told NutraIngredients.

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EFSA says CBD safety data “cannot currently be established”

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a wide-ranging opinion calling for more safety data for CBD products that could challenge the Novel Foods status of many offerings in the nascent category across the bloc and beyond.

EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

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EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

By Will Chu

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) is expected to outline its position on the safety of cannabidiol (CBD) as a novel food in a move expected to aid in future novel food applications.

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EFSA Panel rules on trio of supplement ingredients

By Will Chu

The European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) has taken the month of July to give its scientific opinion on a number of dietary supplement ingredients following requests from the European Commission.

ISAPP moves to define definition and scope of postbiotics

ISAPP moves to define definition and scope of postbiotics

By Will Chu

The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) has clarified the term ‘postbiotics’ in a statement that responds to the scientific groundswell and growing number of postbiotic applications.

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Joining the charge: Netherlands allows 'probiotic' labels

By Nikki Hancocks

The Netherlands Food and Drug Administration has released guidance stating that the term 'probiotic' is allowed on food and supplement labels in the country, as mandatory information that characterises the product.

What's happening in the UK & EU for CBD?

What's happening in the UK & EU for CBD?

By Stephen Daniells

With the UK and the European Union now on divergent paths because of Brexit, what is the state of play for regulating hemp and CBD across the pond and where are the opportunities?

European nutrition science will go on, but will it earn health claims?

Special edition: Outsourcing

CROs (slowly) piece together EFSA's health claim science puzzle

By Shane Starling

In the second part of this special series on global outsourcing trends NutraIngredients explores how the European Union nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) is impacting activity in the contract research organisation (CRO) sector.

Will you join industry colleagues at the Metropole in Brussels on December 1 for the best health claims information Europe offers?

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NutraIngredients health claims conference is two days away

Crucial. Claims. Knowledge. With industry still reeling from the latest batch of article 13.1 opinions, NutraIngredients has been busy putting the final touches on its second health claims conference in Brussels – now just a week away.

Bad day at the EU health claims office

Bad day at the EU health claims office

October 1 was not a good day for many in the functional foods and food supplements business in the European Union as the meaning of life under a highly restrictive health claims regime came more into focus.

EFSA: help wanted!

EFSA: help wanted!

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is calling for Europe and
the world's best scientists to come forward to assist it in
processing its ever-increasing workload.

Ripping the red tape

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Ripping the red tape

They say that patience is a virtue. But when it comes to the
regulatory process on both sides of the Atlantic, patience too
often results in dust gathering in the "to do" box on some
regulator's desk.

Regulatory round-up 2006

Regulatory round-up 2006

By Jess Halliday

The past 12 months have seen several important developments on the
European regulatory scene, which will play a big role in shaping
the supplements and health foods industries for the future.

'Head to head' with the EFSA

'Head to head' with the EFSA

The core task of the new European Food Safety Authority, still in
its infancy and as yet without a permanent chief or home, will be
to provide independent scientific advice in Europe on all matters
with a direct or indirect impact...

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