EU: Commission adopts regulation on nutrition, health claims
The European Commission has adopted a proposed regulation on nutrition and health claims made on foods, including food supplements. As consumers have become increasingly concerned about what they eat and how this affects their health, the food industry has responded by providing more detailed nutrition labelling and often making claims about the beneficial effects of certain foods. The existing EU rules on labelling and nutrition labelling, which do not define conditions for the use of nutrition claims and do not allow health claims to be made, are often not properly enforced, the Commission said.
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