Latest Health claims on food labels Stories

2011-05-03 03:00:00

DUIVEN, Netherlands/>, May 3, 2011/> /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth batch of generic EU health claim opinions delivered by the European Food Safety Authority [EFSA] in April saw the previous trend of negative opinions continue: 20% successful, 80% unsuccessful. Companies that have upheld health claims have been quick to promote this through marketing use of words like "proven" and "scientific support." This trend comes as manufacturers opt for softer or passive claims [e.g. "low and...

2011-02-15 10:06:00

AMSTERDAM, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's leading experts on health claims, Patrick Coppens from Europe Advisory Services (EAS), will be speaking at the Hi online event and conference. He will be joining a panel discussion, at 1pm, CET, to give his perspective on whether EFSA is a positive force for change in the food industry. Ewa Hudson of Euromonitor International and Dr. Theodor Graser of DSM will also be on the panel. With the possible adoption of copies of the EU...

2010-12-09 03:32:00

ZUG, Switzerland, December 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A scientific panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its positive opinion on a disease risk reduction health claim dossier for oat beta-glucan on 8. December 2010, following an application from CreaNutrition AG submitted pursuant to Article 14 of the EC regulation on nutrition and health claims. According to the positive opinion of the EFSA panel for dietetic products, nutrition and allergies (NDA), foods...

2010-11-02 04:21:00

DUIVEN, The Netherlands, November 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Innova Market Insights (HiE, Madrid, Stand: R84) New product development in the European supplements sector is slowing down and food product manufacturers are switching to more general claims in the healthy foods space, as uncertainty around EFSA health claims (http://www.innovadatabase.com/home/index.rails) continues. Innova Market Insights tracked 384 new supplement products in West Europe in the first half of...

2009-05-21 11:18:00

CHICAGO, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Medical Information Services, Inc. reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a Warning Letter to General Mills for illegally marketing their new "drug," commonly known as Cheerios(R) Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal (Cheerios(R)). The FDA Warning Letter serves as a healthy reminder as to the unintended consequences that may arise when navigating the comprehensive regulatory scheme governing the marketing and promotion of food...

2009-05-12 13:15:01

General Mills is under scrutiny by federal regulators, saying that it made inappropriate claims about the cereal Cheerios' ability to lower cholesterol and treat heart disease. The Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to General Mills warning that the language on the Cheerios box suggest the cereal is designed to prevent or treat heart disease.  Regulators say that only FDA-approved drugs can makes claims such as this. The labeling also says, "you can lower your cholesterol 4...

2009-01-15 11:32:00

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As today's aging population spends increasing amounts on prevention rather than cures, the market for mood-enhancing foods will continue to experience healthy growth rates, according to the latest research from worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company (http://www.klinegroup.com). While the functional foods industry has so far focused mainly on physical benefits and health claims, mood, emotional, and cognitive health claims are...

2009-01-13 05:08:00

LONDON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The European heart health ingredients market is developing lucratively due to the growth in the functional foods sector, triggered by a global fitness fad among consumers. Extensive media coverage has heightened consumer awareness about the fatality of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the ill effects of obesity, heightening interest towards low fat and heart-healthy food products. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) New analysis from...

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