On November 10, 2015, Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1886 enters into force. The Regulation refuses to authorise three health claims made on foods and referring to children's development and health.
The following nutrients/substances/foods and claims are affected:
The health claims in question – used prior to the entry into force of the Regulation – may continue to be used for a maximum period of 6 months after the entry into force of the Regulation (Art 1 (2) of the Regulation).
Regarding claims relating to ‘non-digestible oligo- and polysaccharides including galacto-oligosaccharides, oligofructose, polyfructose and inulin’ EFSA concluded that the food constituents were not sufficiently characterised and therefore do not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.
With regard to all three claims mentioned above, EFSA further concluded that a cause and effect relationship between the consumption of the nutrients/substances and the respective health claim cannot be established.Link to EUR-Lex
Tags: Health claims, EU, Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, EFSA