Claims (Health Claims/Nutrition Claims)

This article was published on Food Navigator on the 6th of August.

What does the EC’s fitness and performance check on Nutrition and Health Claims regulation suggest?

On 20 May 2020, the European Commission completed the REFIT [1] Evaluation of the Regulation (EC) n°1924/2006 on Nutrition and Health claims (the NHCR). Even though the

This article was published on Food Navigator on the 8th of May.

While consumers frightened by the Covid-19 pandemic stocked-pilled food (and toilet paper), it was tempting for some companies to overpromote their products with regards to their ability to ‘treat’ or ‘cure’ the disease. This was especially the case for products that may

Katia Merten-Lentz of international law firm Keller and Heckman looks at how the EU’s regulation of traditional foods from third countries is proving to be a challenge for companies to successfully navigate.

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Since 1997, any food that was not consumed to a significant degree within European

This article was first published at FoodNavigator on 24 March 2020. Written by Katia Merten-Lentz with the support of Manon Ombredane

Once again the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has moved to clarify clarify the rules applicable to health claims. 

Recently, the CJEU had the opportunity to further clarify the provisions of

Published at FoodNavigator 4 December 2019

Nowadays the list of ingredients on food labels tends to be shorter and the names simpler. But, putting aside this ‘clean label’ trend, does the average consumer still notice the claims appearing on the labels of its daily food?

In the 2000s there was an urgent need to

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Yesterday, the 41st session of the Codex alimentarius Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU41) started  in Dusseldorf (Germany).  The meeting was preceded by a working group to finalise recommendations to the plenary on a mechanism for future inclusion of food additives in “baby – and other special dietary uses – foods”

Published at FoodNavigator 7 November 2019

By Katia Merten-Lentz with the support of Manon Ombredane

How have the current EU regulations and health and nutrition claims evolved and where are they likely to go?

Fifteen years ago, products on sale in the European market could bear nutrition claims such as “90% fat free”,