Many CBD and hemp-derived products could face an immediate ban across Europe after the European Food Safety Authority last week reclassified cannabidiol as a ‘Novel Food’.
The safety of green tea supplements has been called into question once again after a man was admitted to hospital reportedly requiring an urgent liver transplant.
Ethical supplement company Viridian Nutrition – whose products are now available in over 20 countries – has been named Northamptonshire’s Export Business of the Year 2018.
The Cannabis Trades Association (CTA) has announced that the draft of a proposed new system of regulation for cannabis products has been submitted for consultation to all 28 EU member states by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA).
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that catechins from green tea infusions and similar drinks are generally safe, however when taken as food supplement, it says that doses at or above 800mg/day might pose health concerns.
Pukka Herbs responds to the article EFSA health warning to frequent consumers of herbal teas and supplements published 3 August 2017, Natural Products Industry News/Natural Products Global. What are pyrrolizidine alkaloids? Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are a group of natural plant compounds found in more than 6000 species, particularly weeds, where the compound acts to deter predators. […]
The annual European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report on pesticide residues in food has had an overly positive interpretation by the European body, according to Greenpeace and the Pesticide Action Network (PAN)-Europe.
The European Food Safety Authority is to give formal advice on daily sugar intake for the first time. In the past EFSA considered that there was insufficient evidence to set an upper limit for the daily intake of total or added sugars. But it says that new scientific evidence has come to light and there […]
In a letter to the EFSA, representatives of five Nordic countries ask that it looks at recommending reference values for added sugar in food and drink.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values (DRVs) for vitamin D for Europeans. The document, compiled by the EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA), proposes dietary reference values for adults, children and infants, pregnant and lactating women. Using bodily […]
A vote in Brussels on the relicensing of glyphosate has been postponed until May following opposition from several EU member states. Italy, France, Sweden and the Netherlands all stood against the European Commission’s plan to grant a new 15-year lease to glyphosate which is due to expire at the end of June. The reaction follows […]
In the same week Friends of the Earth announced it was mounting a legal challenge to the UK Government’s decision to allow the use of banned neonicotinoid seed treatments in England, new research has found that neonic pesticides applied as foliar sprays pose a risk to bees of all kinds. The report by the European […]
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published an updated guidance for the evaluation of health claims in order to more clearly define the scientific criteria for applications. The guidance document is subject to public consultation and interested parties have until 11 September 2015 to submit comments on the draft document. The EFSA says that […]
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has named the members of its health claims panel for 2015-2018, which will feature ten new faces. New members to the panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies include Barbara Bulinghame, Professor Jean Louis Bresson, Hendrik Van Loveren and Inge Mangelsdorf. Dr Tobin Robinson, head of EFSA’s Science Strategy […]
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued its draft update of its guidance for health claims related to gut and immune function and has opened a public consultation to give stakeholders and other interested parties the opportunity to comment upon it. The guidance was first published in 2011 to help applicants prepare applications for […]
Andrew Thomas, founder and managing director of BetterYou has won the silver award for Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. World foods brand Tropical Sun has expanded its range with three new products – Harissa Spice, Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar and Onion Salt – which will join the […]
An Article 14 EFSA health claim has been authorized by the European Commission stating that vitamin D helps lower the risk of falling associated with postural instability and muscle weakness. The claim was submitted by DSM Nutritional Products and can only be used for food supplement that provide at least 15μg (600IU) of vitamin D […]
The olive leaf supplement drink OVIVO has recently relaunched with a new organic, preservative- and sugar-free formula. The infusion combines organic olive leaf extract with calendula, grape and lemon juice, and is described as having a refreshing herbal tea-style flavour. The olive leaf extract contains high concentrations of the phytochemicals hydroxytyrosol, which is a powerful […]
With Britain’s diabetes crisis deepening and the need for preventative action becoming ever more pressing, EFSA’s approval last month of ChromoPrecise was strikingly topical. Increasing chromium intake could play an important role in preventing new cases of the disease. The trace nutrient is proven to maintain healthy blood glucose levels, but it is lacking in […]
New guidelines issued by Belgium hint at the extent to which health claims wording may vary across the EU, says international regulatory consultancy EAS. (more…)
News in brief
February 15, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Real Handful has made its debut into the kids snacking market with the launch of BUNDLZ, a two-strong range of yoghurt-coated clusters in Strawberry & Raspberry or Apple & Blackberry. Delamere Dairy has launched its new Planted range into 330ml cartons and added two new flavours: Almond Drink with Coffee and Oat Drink with Date […]
Neal’s Yard kicks off frankincense initiative
Ahead of the release of its latest frankincense-based hand serum at the end of February, Neal’s Yard Remedies has launched Project Frankincense, an initiative to propagate, cultivate and care for the sustainable production of frankincense in Oman.
Organic sector set to be worth £2.5BN by 2020
The UK organic market is now worth £2.33 billion following sales growth of 5.3% in 2018, according to the Soil Association Organic Market Report 2019.
News in brief
Organix has launched a new ad campaign built around the platform ‘Fuel their Wonder’. The fully integrated £1 million campaign is running across All4, Sky and ITVHub and is supported by online video, social, radio and in store. BioCare’s Education Series 2019 comprises sessions on Nurturing Your Health with Alessandro Ferretti, and Nutritional Kintsugi with […]
Land of confusion
January 22, 2019 - -
Allergy season may be approaching but, as Kate Miller discovers, following a number of recent high-profile cases of anaphylaxis there’s an altogether more serious issue which health food stores should be aware of: food allergen labelling (more…)
Pick of the products 2018
One of the most fascinating things about our industry – apart from the continual development and discovery (or rediscovery) of health-giving ingredients and their benefits, leading to a stream of innovation – are the ethical strides taken to make it a sector to be truly proud of. When, in 2018 the nation received a rude […]
Mind full less
Rather than making life easier, our increasing connectivity is raising the nation’s stress levels as we strive to remain available at all times for all people, while also allaying our fear of missing out (FOMO). Jane Wolfe looks at why we could all do with taking a few deep breaths (more…)
Turning over a new leaf
As the smoke clears around a fresh wave of legislation, Matt Chittock explores how next-generation healthy cannabis products are setting new highs for health stores – no Rizlas required (more…)
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]