Europe approaches decision time for botanicals

Europe approaches decision time for botanicals

26 October 2017 - Deborah Wilkes

Get up to speed on the European Commission's REFIT evaluation of the regulation on nutrition and health claims for foods including food supplements with this NEWS EXTRA publication from OTCToolbox.

The European Commission has spent seven years seeking a solution to the controversial issue of health claims for botanical ingredients. The latest attempt – through a REFIT evaluation of the regulation for nutrition and health claims – is set to enter the decision-making phase at the end of 2017.

Deborah Wilkes reports on a recent conference organised by the Association of the European Self-Medication Industry (AESGP), which featured speakers from the European Commission, the European Parliament, Austria's Federal Ministry of Health and the European consumer organisation BEUC.

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– The European Commission's thinking
– The views of key stakeholders
– The questions at the heart of the debate
– The time frame of the REFIT evaluation
– The way consumer behaviour is evolving
– The potential role of pharma foods
– The challenge to scientific opinion

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