Nutra-ingredients – Regulatory Updates: EU Health Claims Loophole Can Benefit the Rejected- June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011 By

May 27, 2011

Rejected health claims may remain usable for extended periods after confirmation from the European Commission that rejected article 13.5 claims can gain an extended life if there exists a duplicate article 13.1 general function claim.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has two batches of article 13.1 opinions left to publish this year, at which point the 3000 or so opinions from the full six batches will be processed by the European Commission and member states before entering the official European Union register at some point in 2012.