European Health Claims Submissions: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned

Nearly 2 years have passed since the publication of Regulation EC No 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods. To date, nearly 250 Article 14 and 13(5) health claim applications have been submitted to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Of the 35 health claim applications reviewed thus far, EFSA has published negative opinions for 27 (77%). These negative EFSA Opinions have shocked the food industry and have had devastating effects on the marketability of foods and food ingredients. The mood amongst the food industry is one of despair. Is the level of scientific substantiation required by EFSA one that simply cannot be attained?

Cantox Health Sciences International (Cantox) has conducted a comprehensive review of the scientific Opinions published by EFSA for Article 13.5 and 14 claims. Contrary to popular belief, EFSA’s process is both transparent and consistent and so with the appropriate scientific data, a company can receive a favourable opinion from EFSA for their health claim application. EFSA’s system of evaluation, while rigorous, is similar to that of other regulatory jurisdictions.

To learn more about the scientific requirements for health claim substantiation and the do’s and don’ts of future health claim applications, we invite you to attend the 1-day seminar:

Health Claim Applications in Europe: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned

Space is limited so Register early to avoid disappointment!

For more Information on this event:

Please see the attached information flyer or visit our website If you wish to take advantage of this important training opportunity, simply follow the registration instructions listed inside the attached flyer. If you have any questions, please contact the Workshop Coordinator:

Tracy Veale
Workshop Coordinator, Chemicals Group
Cantox Health Sciences International
2233 Argentia Road, Suite 308, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2X7
Tel:(905) 542-2900; Fax:(905) 542-1011
Email: [email protected]

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