EFSA opens public consultation on scientific requirements for health claims draft guidance

EFSA opens public consultation on scientific requirements for health claims draft guidance

EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has launched an open consultation on a draft guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims and interested parties are invited to submit written comments by 31 August 2011.

EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has launched an open consultation on a draft guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to appetite ratings, weight management and blood glucose concentrations (http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/consultations/call/nda110426.pdf); antioxidants, oxidative damage and cardiovascular health (http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/consultations/call/nda110426a.pdf); bone, joints, and oral health(http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/consultations/call/nda110426b.pdf). This document proposes guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to bone, joints and oral health.

In line with EFSA’s policy on openness and transparency and in order for EFSA to receive comments from the scientific community and stakeholders, EFSA has launched a public consultation on the draft document developed by the NDA Panel of EFSA.

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by 31 August 2011. Please use exclusively the electronic template provided with the documents to submit comments and refer to the line and page numbers. Please note that comments submitted by e-mail or by post cannot be taken into account and that a submission will not be considered if it is:

  • submitted after the deadline set out in the call
  • presented in any form other than what is provided for in the instructions and template
  • not related to the contents of the document
  • contains complaints against institutions, personal accusations, irrelevant or offensive statements or material
  • is related to policy or risk management aspects, which is out of the scope of EFSA's activity.

EFSA will assess all comments from interested parties, which are submitted in line with the criteria above. The comments will be further considered by the relevant EFSA Panel and taken into consideration if found to be relevant.

All comments submitted will be published. Comments submitted by individuals in a personal capacity will be presented anonymously. Comments submitted formally on behalf of an organization will appear with the name of the organization.

For further information, visit http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/calls/consultations.htm?WT.mc_id=EFSAHL01&emt=1

 

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