There is a current publication from me regarding food for special medical purposes. The publication is about the definition of dietary management and informs about my opinion, which scientific data have to be prepared to substantiate the dietary purpose of this special food category. Further information: https://www.thieme-connect.de/products/ejournals/abstract/10.1055/a-1894-6527, Aktuel Ernahrungsmed 2022; 47: 383–389, […]
The current ZLR (Periodical for all Food Law) contains a publication by me together with the lawyer Dr. Astrid Hüttebräuker on the requirements to be met with regard to “dietary management” and “medically determined nutrient requirements” from a legal and scientific point of view for food for special medical purposes FSMP: ZLR0222_2
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on 24.03.2022: If a vitamin has been added to a food, the list of ingredients of the food does not have to contain the name of the specific vitamin compound used in addition to the indication of this name. For example, it is sufficient to state […]
Current publication: Plants and their preparations in medicinal products and foodstuffs (food supplements, FSMP)
In June 2021, a 4-part series of articles started in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Medicine and Quality Management (PM QM) on plants and their preparations in medicinal and food products. The most recent article (December issue PMQM321-172-178–Phytopharmaka) was largely written by me and deals with the regulatory requirements that must be met […]
On 18.01.2022 the regulation EU 2022/63 was published: Prohibition of use and sale of titanium dioxide. The regulation comes into force on 07.02.2022. There is a six-month transition period (until 07.08.2022): foodstuffs using titanium dioxide may continue to be manufactured and placed on the market and subsequently sold until the end of the best-before date.
7th of october, the Member States have expressed a favourable opinion to withdraw the authorisation to use a food additive (Titanium dioxide /Ti02 also known as E171) in food products. In the coming weeks, the Council and the European Parliament will have the possibility to give feedback on the draft Regulation. In order to mitigate […]
On 15.03.2021, the German institute BfR published a new opinion with updated maximum levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements and fortified foods. The approach is still very restrictive. For example, a maximum amount of 6.5 mg is proposed for zinc and 200 µg for folic acid per […]
The so-called substance lists (categories plants and fungi) have been published 7th of october 2020. Representatives of the responsible federal authorities, the monitoring institutions of the federal states, Switzerland and Austria as well as experts from the respective fields of expertise from outside the authorities have compiled the extensive lists. With their help, the classification […]
A recent decision of the Düsseldorf Administrative Court dated 27.09.2019 confirms the ban on the marketing of CBD and cannabinoids in foodstuffs. The case concerned food supplements consisting of hemp flower extract with a CBD content between 5 and 30 % and CBD crystals. The products are considered to be novel and can therefore only […]
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