We have extensive experience ensuring compliance of nutrition and health claims made on foods. We help our clients achieve compliance, make optimal use of the available possibilities under the Regulation and prepare, file and coordinate applications for new health claims. Our work in this area is highly recognized, not only by our clients but also by the EU institutions. Our experience in this field includes working with one of the world’s leading dairy products manufacturer in their high-profile Article 13(5) and 14 applications.
The use of nutrition and health claims is harmonized under Regulation 1924/2006. The Regulation establishes when and how information on particular beneficial nutritional properties of a food and on the relationship between a food and health can be communicated to consumers. The rules apply to any voluntary type of message in the labelling, presentation and advertising of foods, whether in written, pictorial, graphic or symbolic.
We assisted a food sector association in advocating a legal policy revision by the European Commission in relation to health claims.
We represented the world's top dairy producer in a high profile application for the use of the term "probiotic"; in the EU, coordinating the work in several EU countries01
We represented one of the global leaders in the life science markets refuting a forthcoming Spanish policy directly affecting one of their top-grossing ingredients, by filing a complaint before the European Commission02
We represented one of Japan's largest food-processing companies in the impact of new GMO rules for their products in Poland and Russia03
We advised one of the world's leading companies in the healthcare and medical products industry with their communication strategy on health claims on their flagship line of products04
We performed the regulatory due diligence in a multi-million dollar acquisition of a food ingredients producer by an animal by-products processing company05
We represented one of the world's fruit and fruit juice manufacturers on the conformity of the labelling of their new products in several jurisdictions06
We advised the world's number one online food supplement store in their expansion in the EU with their own line of products07
We analyzed composition and labelling of their products, classified them and placed them on several EU countries08
We represented a publicly traded pharmaceutical company based on several food policy issues such as advertising claims, withdrawals and recalls and the placing on the market of novel food09
We advised one of the world's largest food ingredients companies on a high profile, highly confidential issue with one of their top-grossing products in a EU country10
We assisted a food sector association in advocating a policy revision by the European Commission in relation to health claims11
We helped one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies with the negotiation with the authorities in connection with the withdrawal of one of their flagship products from the market12
We helped several governments to draft several food safety policies13
Health claim evaluation on grape seed extract and maintenance of normal blood pressure published by EFSA
Aug 18, 2021
Health claim evaluation on fructan mixture and normal defecation published by EFSA
Aug 17, 2021
Draft Commission Regulation refusing to authorise a health claim made on foods published
Aug 10, 2021
European Union - A graded approach for evaluating health claims about plant-based food supplements: application of a case study methodology
Aug 09, 2021