Belgian decree revises maximum nutrient content of supplements introduces mandatory warnings on others
       
     
Formulating a plan: How manufacturers are rising to the botanical formulation challenge
       
     
French consumer group slams industry's marketing jargon
       
     
​The nutra space: Eyes turn to 2017
       
     
EU Court of Justice complicates multipack food labelling
       
     
PROTECTIONISM IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY
       
     
B2B ads are not safe from Claims Regulation: EU Court confirms
       
     
Why antioxidant claims have been killed in the EU
       
     
Romania to require supermarkets to sell 51% local food
       
     
Germany backs proposal for legal definition of vegetarian and vegan food
       
     
EU court answers the 'burning question': yes, the claims regulation can be applied to B2B
       
     
Spanish watchdog upholds 'questionable' sugar claim
       
     
RSPO to crack down on ‘palm oil free’ labels
       
     
What EFSA wants from novel food applications
       
     
No natural pictures to depict artificial flavours, rules German court
       
     
Two-year count down for insect novel food approval
       
     
EU authorises vinegar additives for acetic acid
       
     
High vitamin D Products are medicines not food supplements: German governments
       
     
How responsible is Amazon for the supplements sold on its site?
       
     
Dear Santa...Nutrition industry writes its wish list for 2016
       
     
Belgian decree revises maximum nutrient content of supplements introduces mandatory warnings on others
       
     
Belgian decree revises maximum nutrient content of supplements introduces mandatory warnings on others

In this article you can read about the changes implemented by the new decree on nutrients. Joris Geelen comments on the way maximum levels are set in the European union.

Source: https://www.nutraingredients.com

Formulating a plan: How manufacturers are rising to the botanical formulation challenge
       
     
Formulating a plan: How manufacturers are rising to the botanical formulation challenge

In this article, Joris Geelen explains about the different challenges manufacturers encounter when formulating food supplements with botanicals.
Source: www.nutraingredients.com

French consumer group slams industry's marketing jargon
       
     
French consumer group slams industry's marketing jargon

In this article, Sebastián Romero Melchor contributes with legal background on the use of terms "such as "home-made" or traditional" in the EU

​The nutra space: Eyes turn to 2017
       
     
​The nutra space: Eyes turn to 2017

In this article, Joris Geelen announces some good news for 2017: the publication of a new decree on botanicals in Belgium, based on the BELFRIT project. 
Source: www.nutraingredients.com

EU Court of Justice complicates multipack food labelling
       
     
EU Court of Justice complicates multipack food labelling

In this article, Sebastián Romero Melchor analyzes the EU Court of Justice ruling in Case C‑113/15. A full, authoritative version of the court case review can be found here. Source: www.nutraingredients.com

PROTECTIONISM IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY
       
     
PROTECTIONISM IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY

Lara Skoblikov comments that the law in Romania obliging supermarkets to sell 51% local produce is in breach of Article 34 TFEU. (Source: Il Foglio)

B2B ads are not safe from Claims Regulation: EU Court confirms
       
     
B2B ads are not safe from Claims Regulation: EU Court confirms

In a controversial judgment, the Court of Justice of the EU ruled that commercial communications from food firms exclusively addressed to health professionals need to respect the rules of Regulation 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims. Sebastián Romero Melchor comments the consequences of the ruling and the way forward to communicate with health professionals

Why antioxidant claims have been killed in the EU
       
     
Why antioxidant claims have been killed in the EU

Sebastián Romero Melchor sheds light on the legal status of antioxidant claims in the EU

Romania to require supermarkets to sell 51% local food
       
     
Romania to require supermarkets to sell 51% local food

Lara Skoblikov comments on the controlversial initiative by the Romanian government and its incompatibility with the EU free movement of goods principle 

Germany backs proposal for legal definition of vegetarian and vegan food
       
     
Germany backs proposal for legal definition of vegetarian and vegan food

Sebastián Romero Melchor warns that Germany's definition may constitute a barrier to trade. (source: foodnavigator.com)

EU court answers the 'burning question': yes, the claims regulation can be applied to B2B
       
     
EU court answers the 'burning question': yes, the claims regulation can be applied to B2B

Lara Skoblikov comments on the AG Opinion on the applicability of the NHCR to health professionals (source: nutraingredients.com)

Spanish watchdog upholds 'questionable' sugar claim
       
     
Spanish watchdog upholds 'questionable' sugar claim

Lara Skoblikov comments in on a controversial ruling on how to use a "non added sugar" claim in foods. 

 

RSPO to crack down on ‘palm oil free’ labels
       
     
RSPO to crack down on ‘palm oil free’ labels

Sebastián Romero Melchor comments on the conditions to lawfully use a "palm oil-free" claim (Source: foodanddrinkeurope.com)

What EFSA wants from novel food applications
       
     
What EFSA wants from novel food applications

Lara Skoblikov comments on new requirements on novel foods brought about by Regulation 2015/2283

No natural pictures to depict artificial flavours, rules German court
       
     
No natural pictures to depict artificial flavours, rules German court

Sebastián Romero Melchor and Lara Skoblikov comment on a relevant CJEU ruling on the misleading character of fruit pictures in labels depicting artificial flavors

Two-year count down for insect novel food approval
       
     
Two-year count down for insect novel food approval

Lara Skoblikov comments on the future regulatory regime for insect-derived food (Source: nutraingredients.com)

EU authorises vinegar additives for acetic acid
       
     
EU authorises vinegar additives for acetic acid

Sebastián Romero Melchor comments on the new rules on additives allowed in acetic acid and the impact in the vinegar industry

High vitamin D Products are medicines not food supplements: German governments
       
     
High vitamin D Products are medicines not food supplements: German governments

FCI comments on the validity of a German recommendation on the classification as medicinal products of high vitamin D products 

How responsible is Amazon for the supplements sold on its site?
       
     
How responsible is Amazon for the supplements sold on its site?

Lara Skoblikov comments on the liability of Amazon for products sold through its website (source: nutraingredients.com)

Dear Santa...Nutrition industry writes its wish list for 2016
       
     
Dear Santa...Nutrition industry writes its wish list for 2016

Lara Skoblikov wishes and end to the ban on the use of the term "probiotics" (source: nutraingredients.com)