The EU health claims regulation: impact on the marine lipids

Carole Kohler
2010 Oléagineux, Corps gras, Lipides  
European Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 applies to all types of pre-packed foods for the final consumer, including food intended to supply hospitals, canteens and similar mass caterers, bearing nutrition and health claims. Commercial communications (labelling, presentation or advertising of foods), trade names and other brand names which may be construed as nutrition or health claims are covered by the Regulation. Since the date it was brought into force (1 st July 2007), all nutrition and health
more » ... claims for food products must be authorised prior to the marketing of the products, either by means of a nominative evaluation procedure or a generic evaluation. In light of the provisions of the new Regulation and the transitional measures in effect, what is the future of lipid 'health communication' and more particularly of marine lipid communication? For certain lipids of marine origin (e.g., EPA, DHA, etc.) play an unquestionable nutritionalnot to say healthrole in the human diet, a fact which is widely accepted by the scientific community.
doi:10.1051/ocl.2010.0315 fatcat:jfyxych5drcdtbcwsj4kzbl2fm