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Health claim on organic food rejected by the Commission

European Union

Jun 08, 2023

Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1101 of 6 June 2023 refusing to authorise a health claim made on foods and referring to children’s development and health.

Article 1

The health claim set out in the Annex to this Regulation shall not be included in the Union list of permitted health claims as provided for in Article 14(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.


Rejected health claim

Application – Relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

Nutrient, substance, food or food category


EFSA opinion reference

Article 14(1), point (b), health claim referring to children’s development and health

Organic foods

Organic food (lower levels of pesticide residues than those in conventional food) contributes to the protection of body cells and molecules (lipids and DNA) from oxidative damage


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