European probiotics industry fears regulations will scuttle market for health-promoting or disease-preventing foods

Vogel, Lauren
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, pE493
Academic Journal
The article reports on the effect of the European Union nutrition and health regulations on European probiotic food industry in the consumer market. The regulations will protect the consumers against misleading advertisement and require the industry to submit all food and supplement health claims to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for scientific evaluation. Doctor Elinor McCartney, director of Pen & Tec Consulting, says that the there should be a guidance from EFSA.


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