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European Commission Publishes Roadmap to Review the Nutrition and Health Claims Legislation

European Commission Publishes Roadmap to Review the Nutrition and Health Claims Legislation
October 09
10:32 2015

The European Commission has published a Roadmap on the evaluation of the EU Nutrition and Health Claims legislation. This Roadmap is a first step in the evaluation process and outlines the purpose, content and scope of the evaluation. Stakeholders will have four weeks to submit their comments on a dedicated webpage.

This evaluation will look mainly into whether the rules currently in place on health claims are fit for purpose to deal with health claims on botanicals. It will also assess nutrient profiles, for which rules have not yet been put in place, are still warranted to achieve the objectives of the Regulation.

The results of the evaluation will be used as a basis to decide whether there is a need to review the current rules. Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods governs the use of these claims in the labelling, presentation and advertising of foods. It aims at enabling consumers to make healthier choices by protecting them from misleading information and ensuring a level playing field for food businesses to operate within the single market.

The Commission’s plan to carry out an evaluation of the Regulation on nutrition and health claims was announced in its Better Regulation Communication of 19 May 2015. For more information on nutrition and health claims see here.

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