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Understanding the impact of legislation on 'reduction of disease risk' claims on food and drinks: The REDICLAIM project

Raats, MM and Malcolm, RN and Lähteenmäki, L and Pravst, I and Gage, H and Cleary, A and Karatzia, A and Kušar, A and Yang, W and Jackson, DL and Hodgkins, CE and Klopčič, M (2016) 'Understanding the impact of legislation on 'reduction of disease risk' claims on food and drinks: The REDICLAIM project.' Agro Food Industry Hi-tech, 27 (3). 30 - 32. ISSN 1722-6996

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Abstract

The Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (EC No. 1924/2006) has established a common framework for the regulation of nutrition and health claims used on foods across the European Union. This regulation aims to provide the European food industry opportunities for product innovation whilst protecting consumer interests with respect to controlling misleading advertising and promoting public health. However, in order to satisfy the approval of new health claims procedure particularly for new 'reduction of disease risk' claims [Article 14(1)(a) claims], significant research activity is required by industry to scientifically substantiate the claims they wish to make. There is a need to establish whether the implementation of this legislation is in fact driving product innovation and the development of healthy foods or whether it forms a barrier to such developments. The EU-funded REDICLAIM project is currently considering these issues. This article describes the project's preliminary results and outlines the further programme of work.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: claim substantiation, Disease risk reduction claims, food labelling, health economics, innovation, legislation
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2018 13:02
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 13:02
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21904

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