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EFSA publishes  general scientific guidance for stakeholders on health claim applications (Revision 1)

May 02, 2021

The general guidance for stakeholders on the evaluation of Article 13(1), 13(5) and 14 health claims was first published in March 2011. Since then, the Panel on Dietetic Products Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has completed the scientific assessment of Article 13(1) claims except for claims put on hold by the European Commission, and has assessedadditional health claim applications submitted pursuant to Articles 13(5), 14 and also 19. In addition, comments received from stakeholders indicate that general issues that are common to all health claims need to be further clarified and addressed. This guidance document aims to explain the general scientific principles applied by the NDA Panel for the scientific assessmentof all health claims and outlines a series of steps for the compilation of applications.

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