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Frequently Asked Questions about Nutrient Profiles and Health Claims

Updated BfR FAQs, 25 May 2007

"Strengthens the immune system", "Improves performance", "Rich in vitamin C" - these are just some of the claims which consumers can read more and more frequently on foods. From 1 July 2007 the statutory provisions governing the use of claims of this nature will change. That is the date on which the EU Regulation on nutrition and health claims made on foods enters into force. Article 4 of this Regulation stipulates that food manufacturers may only use these claims if they are included in a positive list of the EU and if the food corresponds to a specific nutrient profile. This will lead to changes for consumers, too. They should, therefore, know what the new statutory provisions mean. BfR has compiled some frequently asked questions on nutrition claims, health claims and nutrient profiles.

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25.05.2007
Updated BfR FAQs
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