Jane Wolfe discovers that consumers are shunning traditional meal times and seeking out tasty but guilt-free, convenient snacks that nutritionally enhance their diet (more…)
A complaint about a Seven Seas print advert for the brand’s supplement Perfect 7 Renewal Advanced, published in in 2018, has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
The owner of a Leamington Spa juice bar who pleaded guilty in August to breaching the EU Nutrition & health Claims Regulation, has had the fines imposed on her cut by an appeal judge. The Pure & Raw juice bar had made a series of unauthorised claims in store and on its website – including […]
Pure & Raw smoothie/juice bar and health food cafe in Royal Leamington Spa is to appeal the £10,500 fine it was handed for making illegal health claims about some of the foods it sells.
The Advertising Standards Authority ruled this week that use of the phrase ‘long life’ in a promotional poster for a kefir drink breached advertising rules.
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 Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is urging anyone who might be aware of illegal activity by sports nutrition organisations to step forward and report them. The sports nutrition trade group has created a dedicated form on its website which allows individuals to anonymously bring to its attention non-compliant activity taking place anywhere in […]
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 […]
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 […]
An analysis published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has suggested that allowing health claims for vegetable oils rich in omega-6 linoleic acid but poor in omega-3 a-linolenic acid should be reconsidered as these oils may actually increase the risk of heart disease. In 2009, Health Canada’s Food Directorate approved a request from the food […]
Health food companies were warned yesterday (16 October) that UK regulatory bodies are actively tracking brands for possible breaches of new EU nutrition and health claims laws. The warning was given at a special HFMA seminar in London on communications in a “post-health claims regulation world”. Aggressive Setting the scene, HFMA executive director, Graham Keen, […]
The EU Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (NHCR) may end up benefiting the organic sector, the Soil Association has suggested. The organic charity’s trade arm has just announced a comprehensive set of ASA-cleared statements than can be used when selling organic food. The new EU health claims regime severely limits the opportunities for food firms […]
The consumer group Which? claims that some food supplement manufacturers are breaking new EU rules on health claims. Which? says that while most companies have removed health claims rejected by the EU under the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (NHCR) “a small number are still using ambiguous product packaging to promote their products.” The consumer […]
With new EU health claims regulations now law, a senior figure from Trading Standards has warned suppliers and retailers that “doing nothing is not an option”. (more…)
The EU Health & Nutrition Claims Regulation is a “brutal reality check” for the European supplements industry, a leading international expert on nutrition policy told a conference in Sweden this week. (more…)
Thousands of health food product packs will need to be “comprehensively re-engineered to absurdly short deadlines,” the executive director of the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA), Graham Keen, warned last week. (more…)
Health store owners could face serious restric- tions on their ability to communicate the health benefits of the products they sell. (more…)
The European Commission has formally adopted what it has called a “landmark list” of permitted health claims. (more…)
A leading law firm is predicting that enforcement of the approved EU list of general function health claims will be “inconsistent” in the UK, reports The Grocer. (more…)
Health campaign group Alliance for Health International (ANH-Intl) has launched a health claims “veto campaign”. (more…)
Good Hemp claims UK’s first CBD plant-based milk
November 8, 2019 Jane Wolfe
In what it says is a UK first, Good Hemp is launching a range of CBD plant-based milks this month, starting with CBD Barista Seed Milk.
SFT calls for all UK political parties to commit to key food policies
The Sustainable Food Trust is urging UK political parties to prioritize the advancement of an environmentally sustainable and healthy food system.
Climate change report cast organic in ‘false and negative light’
A new study about organic farming and greenhouse gas emissions has been criticized for portraying organic in a ‘false and negative light’.
Charity calls for end to ‘unfair’ VAT on plant milks
PLANT-based food charity Proveg International is calling for an end to the ‘unequal and unfair’ taxation of plant-based milk compared to cow’s milk.
Living life on the veg
October 28, 2019 Ross Harris
Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores today’s sophisticated veggie market, and discovers just how much the nation’s love of animal products is costing the planet (more…)
The whole package
Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock
With 72% of adults reporting that they exercise on a weekly basis, Kate Miller highlights why a broader definition of sports nutrition could be advantageous
The K word
With celebrity followers helping boost its appeal the keto diet is still very much in vogue. But does it sit comfortably within the natural health sector?
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
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 […]
The Health Store Open Day is back!
The Health Store’s ever popular Open Day makes a welcome return on Sunday 8th September. Paul Rideout, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Health Store, explains “The Open Day is back by popular demand! This will be our 8th Open Day since we launched the event back in 2009 and it is more popular than […]