28-Jan-2020 By Tingmin Koe
The Chinese authorities allowed the use of six traditional Chinese medicinal herbs as food spices, but manufacturers will not be allowed to attach any health claim under this process.
12-Oct-2017 By Stephen Daniells
A new education program by GOED will seek to target primary care practitioners, with the focus on educating the people most likely to influence consumer purchases of the omega-3s.
Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances
28-Jan-2016 By Annie Harrison-Dunn
Hard health endpoints, not just changes to microbiota, are needed to secure EU prebiotic health claims and bring fibre intakes up to recommended levels, according to European researchers.
EFSA health claim opinion
18-Nov-2015 By Michael HURLEY
An EFSA-approved health claim relating to infant immune system function will spread consumer confidence, a nutritionist says, although a pro-breast milk feeding group warns the claim could be abused.
11-Sep-2014 By Stephen Daniells
A health claim petition filed by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been opened for public comment.
18-Aug-2014 By Anne Bruce
Bioscience company Chr. Hansen’s Urex product has become the first probiotic to win an approved health claim in South Korea.
Dispatches from the NCA State of the Industry Conference in Miami
10-Mar-2014 By Oliver Nieburg
More clinical trials are needed for a US health claim on cocoa flavanols, according to the National Confectioners’ Association’s technical director.
03-Jan-2014 By Oliver Nieburg
Phytosterols can be added to dark chocolate to produce a cholesterol-cutting product capable of an FDA health claim, according to a study.
France moves to end cranberry confusion with PAC methodology decision
05-Jan-2011 By Jess Halliday
The French authorities have moved to settle the controversy over conflicting methodologies for quantifying PAC levels in cranberry extracts, determining that the new BL-DMAC method should be used by all companies using the French health claim.
FDA reviews phytosterol health claim expansion
10-Dec-2010 By Stephen Daniells
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to expand the variety of foods enriched with phytosterols that can carry a health claim linking the ingredients to a reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).
As Thanksgiving approaches and minds turn to turkey and the trimmings, what better time for the cranberry industry’s main players to agree on a unified method of analysis?
Margarine with a claim seen as ‘better than butter’
22-Jul-2010 By Jess Halliday
American consumers are more likely to choose margarine over butter if it carried a heart healthy claim, found the United Soybean Board’s annual survey on consumer attitudes towards nutrition.
23-Nov-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones
General Mills has responded to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) letter asking for more evidence to support a revised health claim regarding the impact of Cheerios on cholesterol levels.
GOED prepares omega-3 authorized health claim submission
12-Nov-2008 By Lorraine Heller
An omega-3 trade association is preparing to apply to the FDA for an upgrade of the heart health claim linked to omega-3s from a qualified health claim to an authorized health claim.
FDA finalizes betafiber heart health claim
19-Aug-2008 By Lorraine Heller
Cargill’s barley beta concentrate has received a heart health claim go-ahead, following the publication last week of a final ruling from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA adds isomaltulose to tooth decay benefitting claim
29-May-2008 By Shane Starling
The Food and Drug Administration has added isomaltulose to a list
of "non-cariogenic carbohydrate sweeteners" that can claim
non-promotion of dental carries.
Ingredient popularity more important than claim
21-Jan-2008 By Alex McNally
Whether a consumer has heard of an ingredient or not is more
important than the type of health claim being made, according to
FDA gives isomaltulose health claim green light
18-Sep-2007 By Clarisse Douaud
The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized a
non-cariogenic health claim for the carbohydrate sweetener
Australia, NZ putting final touches to health, nutrition claims
04-Apr-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is ironing out the
creases before finalising its proposed health and nutrition claims
standard with nutrient profiling and percentage daily intakes up
FDA delays again on lycopene/cancer decision
The FDA has requested a second extension on giving a decision on
American Longevity's health claim petition on the link between
lycopene and a reduced risk of developing certain types of cancer,
until 12 April.
FDA delays decision on another health claim
The FDA has said it will not issue its decision on the pending
lycopene/cancer health claim until next year, according to
petitioner American Longevity.
Health claim for omega-3 foods - US takes first step
Last week the US approved a 'qualified' health claim for foods
containing omega-3 fatty acids, one which could also be on the
cards in Europe.
FDA obesity plan may help low-cal food manufacturers
US food makers investing in low-calorie products could be set to
benefit from the government's growing desire to tackle obesity.
Food industry pushes for full benefits of health claims
The National Food Processors Association (NFPA) has urged the FDA
to introduce a clear framework on qualified health claims to ensure
that food makers making claims properly benefit from the system.
Study calls oat fiber claim into question
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalised its rule
expanding the sources of oat beta-glucan soluble fiber that can
carry the health claim for lower risk of heart disease. But adding
the fiber to processed foods seems to...
FDA clarifies antioxidant vitamin health claim
Manufacturers can now use a health claim linking antioxidant
vitamins to a reduced risk of cancer when used with certain
disclaimers set out by the Food and Drug Administration.