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EC Drafts Commission Regulation for Certain Health Claims Made on Food for Children

November 18, 2014

The European Commission (EC) has drafted a Commission Regulation that refuses to authorize seven health claims made on foods, other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children's development and health.

The health claims included in this Commission Regulation do not comply with the conditions set out in Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, and will not be authorized for use on foods because the European Food Safety Authority concluded that they are not scientifically substantiated.

Some of the rejected health claims of food substances include:

  • A combination of Bifidobacterium longum LA 101, Lactobacillus helveticus LA 102, Lactococcus lactis LA 103 and Streptococcus thermophilus LA 104 – Improves intestinal comfort.
  • A combination of Bifidobacterium longum LA 101, Lactobacillus helveticus LA 102, Lactococcus lactis LA 103 and Streptococcus thermophilus LA 104 - Regulates your (intestinal) transit.
  • A combination of L-threonine, L-valine, L-leucine, L-isoleucine, L-lysine, plus chromium picolinate - Contributes to the reduction of the blood glucose rise when consumed together with a carbohydrate rich meal.

The proposed date of adoption of the Commission Regulation is in June 2015. Additional Source

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