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Health assessment of special food groups

Das Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung

Dietetic foods

Dietetic foods are foods that are intended for particular nutritional uses of specific groups of people. They must be suitable for the given purpose and, owing to their special composition or...

Food supplements

Food supplements are foods that are intended to supplement a general diet; consist of a concentrate of nutrients or other substances with nutritional or physiological action (e.g. vitamins,...

Novel Food

The term "novel foods" is defined in Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 (Novel Food regulation), repealing Regulations (EC) 258/97 and (EC) 1852/2001. Definition of novel food according to the Novel Food...

Genetically modified food and feed

The approval procedure as layed down in Regulation (EC) No. 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed requires a safety assessment by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA). An authorisation...

Functional foods

The term "functional food" is increasingly being used for foods which, in addition to their nutritional function, seek to influence the major health-related, physiological parameters in consumers in a...

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