Article 13.1 health claims become law

Article 13.1 health claims become law

New regulation comes into force June 14, and from Dec. 14, 2012, any claims that are not authorised and not on hold/under consideration will be prohibited.  

The 222 "general function” Article 13.1 health claims, approved May 16 by the European Commission, have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. More than 1,600 proposed health associations were not authorised and food manufacturers now have six months to comply with the Article 13.1 “general function” health claims. The new Regulation comes into force June 14, and from Dec. 14, 2012, any claims that are not authorised and not on hold/under consideration will be prohibited.

If you need help determining whether or not a claim can be used, Leatherhead’s Regulatory Advisors are on hand to help. Members can make these enquiries via their allocated Helpline time, emailing [email protected]

Alternatively, Leatherhead's next Everything European training course (June 21 to 22) provides an ideal opportunity to discuss and comment on the long awaited health claims list and other challenging regulatory issues.

Now that the 222 harmonised and scientifically substantiated Article 13.1 health claims have been published, it has become even more important for the food industry to focus on establishing new scientific evidence for future health claim applications under Article 13.5 or Article 14. Leatherhead Food Research is the ideal partner to assist industry members in all aspects of this process. Please contact [email protected].

Regulatory Training Courses
Everything European – Guide to European Food Law, June 21-22

Legal Labels Ireland – Guide to Irish Food Labelling, July 4-5

Labelling for Marketers, July 13

 

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