european food safety authority


EFSA issues draft recommendations for vitamin D

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 […]

March 24, 2016 Continue Reading

First UK probiotic teas set to cause a stir

Start-up company Stir Drinks – owned and run by Clipper Teas founder Mike Brehme and Tony Revill-Johnson – has introduced its Daily Cultures range of probiotic teas, a first to the UK market. Developed to combine great tasting tea with taste-free, heat-resistant bacteria, the initial Daily Cultures range comprises Breakfast Tea, Green Tea and Peppermint […]

September 25, 2015 Continue Reading
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Negative neonic findings just keep on coming…

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 […]

September 1, 2015 Continue Reading

EFSA publishes draft guidance to clarify health claim application criteria

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 […]

July 30, 2015 Continue Reading

Fresh faces for EFSA health claims panel

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 […]

June 12, 2015 Continue Reading

Kabrita launches advanced goat’s milk formula

The Kabrita Gold advanced follow-on formula, based on goats’ milk, has launched in the UK following recent changes to EU regulations, early in 2014, which enables goats’ milk to be used as a protein source for baby formulas. Specifically developed for parents looking for a nutritious, cow milk-free follow-on formula it contains Kabrita’s exclusive DigestX […]

April 20, 2015 Continue Reading

EFSA updates guidance for immune function- and gut-related health claims

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 […]

February 12, 2015 Continue Reading

NANNYcare formula accepted for kids

NANNYcare Ltd has finally been able to rename its Goat Milk Nutrition product NANNYcare Goat Milk Infant Formula following recent changes to the Infant and Follow-on Formula (England) Regulations 2007 allowing the use of goat’s milk protein in the manufacture of infant and follow-on formula. “This is great news for us and for all the […]

April 9, 2014 Continue Reading

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