Danone has yet to decide whether to file a new application to the European Food Safety Agency on the claims it makes of the scientific health benefits of Activia yogurt and Actimel milk drinks.

Activia is marketed as helping digestion while Actimel is said to strengthen the body’s immunary defences.

In April, Danone withdrew the claims for the two products after decided to discuss the situation at an EFSA technical meeting on 1 June.

Danone was among 400 participants at the meeting on Thursday organised by EFSA, in Parma, Italy, at which experts from the agency’s panel on dietetic products, nutrition and allergies (NDA), provided an update on their work on health claims.

Contacted by just-food today, Danone would only that it was “too early to say if we are going to make re-submissions (on the claims for the products)”.