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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I would like to inform you about a workshop in Brussels about botanicals, health claims, food supplements and Novel Food: 6th Supplement Claims workshop by Health Claims Europe, focusing on the role EU Nutrition and Health Claims could play for botanical extracts, supplements and herbal medicines. More information can be found by the following links: […]
At the request of Denmark, the Committee held an exchange of views on the classification of a product as food for special medical purposes (FSMP). The product in question is a tablet for the dietary management of lack of alphalipoic acid in diabetic neuropathy. Member States noted that similar products are placed on the market […]
There is a workshop at Brussels (HCE program 09-2016) about health claims, food supplements and demarcation between food and drug: 5th Supplement Claims workshop by Health Claims Europe, focusing on the role EU nutrition and health claims could play for botanical extracts, supplements and herbal medicines.
If you want to participate, please feel free […]
2 th February 2016, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/128 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 609/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the specific compositional and information requirements for food for special medical purposes was published, will be enforced > 22th of february 2019.
Important points are
- national notification, still open which documents have to […]