Herbal ingredients – The solution to innovate in health and nutrition
Whereas the Regulation (EC) 432/2012 of 16 May 2012 has been published, 222 approved claims have appeared on the community list, concerning principally vitamins and minerals. But what are the remaining possibilities in terms of communication? That’s the question we want to bring some answers
It was only a few months ago when some people believed that the previously heralded big Health Claims revolution was never going to happen. Today, it is clear to everyone that the implementation of Regulation (EC) 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims has already made good progress through the publication of the Regulation (EC) 432/2012 of 16 May 2012 establishing a list of permitted health claims made on foods, other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children’s development and health.
From then, five scenarios have to be considered for claims:
- Approved claims appear on the community list, and are usable in the whole European Union, if conditions for use are respected.
- Unapproved claims are included in a community register, and must be removed from labels and from any communication before the end of a transition period of 6 months, the 14th December 2012.
- Claims that were not submitted for evaluation, and therefore that do not appear on any list, must be pulled off from the market if not done before.
- Unevaluated claims will be taken care of later and therefore remain usable.
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