Product Safety

Nutrition and health claims

Nutrition and health claims used in the labelling, presentation or advertising of foodstuffs are regulated by the Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on nutrition and health claims made on foods (Regulation on nutrition and health claims). The Regulation on...

Nutrition and Health Claim Guide for food supervisors and food business operators

222 functional claims approved for food marketing The European Commission has adopted a Regulation that approves 222 functional claims, i.e. claims referred to in Article 13.1 of the Regulation on Nutrition and Health Claims, for use in the marketing of foodstuffs. Claims rejected from the list o...

Nutrition and health claims

1. Can all substances (melatonin, for example) with permitted health claims be used in foodstuffs? – The authorisation of a health claim does not affect e.g. the classification decisions made by national medicines authorities or the novel food status of foodstuffs. The starting point in the use o...

Health claims

Health claim means any claim that states, suggests or implies that a relationship exists between a food category, a food or one of its constituents and health. Health claims are divided into the following categories. Article 13 health claims (= functional claims ): claims that refer to the role o...