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EC Issues Draft Commission Regulation for Certain Health Claims Made on Foods

August 18, 2015

The European Commission (EC) has issued a Draft Commission Regulation to remove certain health claims made on food, other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children’s development and health.

Nutrient, substance, food or food category Claim Reference
Standardized aqueous extract from white kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Helps to reduce body weight Q-2013-00973
Beta-alanine Beta-alanine increases performance during short-duration high intensity exercise Q-2013-00974
Fat-free yogurts and fermented milks with live yogurt cultures complying with the specifications “fat free”, “low in sugars”, “high protein”, “source of calcium” and “source of vitamin D” for nutrition claims Fat-free yogurts and fermented milks with live yogurt cultures, with added vitamin D, and with no added sugars, help to reduce body and visceral fat in the context of an energy-restricted diet Q-2014-00126
Fat-free yogurts and fermented milks with liv yogurt cultures complying with the specifications “fat free”, “low in sugars” ,”high protein”, “source of calcium” and” source of vitamin D” for nutrition claims Fat-free yogurts and fermented milks with live yogurt cultures, with added vitamin D, and with no added sugars, help to maintain lean body mass (muscle and bone) in the context of an energy-restricted diet Q-2014-00127
Extract standardized by its content of galactomannan Teestar™ blood glucose levels Q-2014-00153

A public consultation for this draft is open until September 6, 2015.

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