What are EFSA claims?

What are EFSA claims?

EFSA assesses the scientific basis of nutrition and health claims submitted for authorisation in the EU. Work in the area of nutrition related to applications also includes the evaluation of infant formulae and food allergens. The European Commission and Member States then decide whether to grant authorisation.

What are examples of health claims?

An example of an authorized health claim is, “Adequate calcium and vitamin D as part of a healthful diet, along with physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in later life.” 2.

How do you cite a EFSA Journal?

European Food Safety Authority. Scientific Opinion on the safety of steviol glycosides for the proposed uses as a food additive. Parma, Italy: EFSA; Available from: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/1537.

What is the difference between a health claim and a nutrient claim?

A nutrient content claim is different than a health claim. A nutrient content claim is a statement about the amount of a nutrient found in a food. Nutrient content claims help you to consume more or less of a certain nutrient. They must be true and accurate just like health claims.

What are approved health claims?

Authorized health claims in food labeling are claims that have been reviewed by FDA and are allowed on food products or dietary supplements to show that a food or food component may reduce the risk of a disease or a health-related condition.

What are qualified health claims?

Qualified Health Claims: A health claim is one that is supported by scientific evidence but does not achieve the “significant scientific agreement” standard. The FDA authorizes Qualified Health Claims for use only when specific wording is applied. Nutrient Content Claims describe the level of a nutrient in a food.

How do I find my health claims?

Check the packaging of foods in the grocery store to find health claims and nutrient content claims. They are usually found on the front of food packaging.

Who funds the EFSA?

Who we are, what we do. EFSA is a European agency funded by the European Union that operates independently of the European legislative and executive institutions (Commission, Council, Parliament) and EU Member States.

Is EFSA peer reviewed?

The European Commission mandated EFSA to arrange a further peer review of the confirmatory data.

What is the Journal of EFSA?

Journal Overview. The EFSA Journal is an open access, online scientific journal that publishes the scientific outputs of the European Food Safety Authority. EFSA’s various output types are devoted to the field of risk assessment in relation to food and feed and include nutrition, animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection.

How many health claims has EFSA published scientific advice on?

So far, EFSA has published 125 opinions providing scientific advice for more than 900 health claims, out of the draft a list of 4,637 health claims submitted to EFSA by the Commission between July 2008 and March 2010.

What is EFSA’s role with stakeholders?

EFSA is an organisation committed to openness, transparency and dialogue. One of the ways it demonstrates this commitment is through its activities with stakeholders. In July 2007, EFSA’s NDA Panel has published guidance for applicants on the submission of health claims for authorisation.

What does EFSA stand for?

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has asked the Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) to revise the guidance on the scientific requirements for health claims related to physical performance published in 2012.