EFSA approved health claims
EFSA Approved Health Claims on many of our products
An increasing number of foods sold in the EU bear nutrition and health claims. A nutrition claim states or suggests that a food has beneficial nutritional properties, such as “low fat”, “no added sugar” and “high in fibre”. An EFSA approved health claim is any statement on labels, advertising or other marketing products that health benefits can result from consuming a given food, for instance that a food can help reinforce the body’s natural defences or enhance learning ability.
In December 2006 EU decision makers adopted a Regulation on the use of nutrition and health claims for foods which lays down harmonised EU-wide rules for the use of health or nutritional claims on foodstuffs based on nutrient profiles. Nutrient profiles are nutritional requirements that foods must meet in order to bear nutrition and health claims. One of the key objectives of this Regulation is to ensure that any claim made on a food label in the EU is clear and substantiated by scientific evidence
An EFSA approved health claim is any statement used on labels, in marketing or in advertising that health benefits can result from consuming a given food or from one of its components such as vitamins and minerals, fibre, and ‘probiotic’ bacteria. There are different types of health claims. For instance, statements that a food can help reinforce the body’s natural defences or enhance learning ability are called “general function” claims. Examples also include claims on the reduction of disease risk and other substances that may improve or modify the normal functions of the body, e.g. “Plant sterol have shown to reduce cholesterol levels, a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease” or “Calcium may help improve bone density”.
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For more information on EFSA Approved Health Claims, please visit the EFSA website