Nutrition Business Journal

Nutrition and health claims in the European Union where do we stand?

Q&A with Patrick Coppens, EAS Strategies

NBJ: The European Union nutrition and health claims regulations took effect eight years ago, how did it change the way in which companies can use health claims?

Coppens: The legislation foresaw three procedures for pre-market approval of claims: a list with generally accepted claims; a quick procedure to approve new claims; and a longer procedure for approving reduction of disease risk claims and claims referring to chil

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