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A claim is any message or representation, not required by International or national legislation, including representation in the form of pictorial, graphic or symbolic matter in any form, which states, suggests or implies that a food has particular characteristics. A health claim is any claim which states, suggests or implies a relationship between a category of food, a food or one of its constituents and health. Finally, a nutrition claim is, for example, when a source of, or rich in, is indicated for a nutrient or substance.

Regulatory of health claims

Claims on botanical substances for which finalization is pending may continue to be…

A novel food remains defined in Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 as a food for which human consumption was negligible in the European Union before 15 May 1997, when the first novel food regulation came into force with Regulation (EC) 258/97.

Novel Food regulation

Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 on novel foods, applicable since 1 January 2018, allows novel foods to be subject to simpler, clearer regulation and a more efficient and fully centralised authorisation procedure at EU level, allowing safe and innovative foods to be placed on the EU market quickly without compromising a…


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