EAS Workshop on EU Health Claims Process

October 17, 2011

Food and nutrition regulatory expert European Advisory Services (EAS; Brussels) will host a one-day workshop on the EU’s pending health claims. The workshop will take place in Brussels on November 24.

Food and nutrition regulatory expert European Advisory Services (EAS; Brussels) will host a one-day workshop on the EU’s pending health claims. The workshop will take place in Brussels on November 24.

Titled “Claims: Dealing with the Present, Planning for the Future,” the workshop will cover topics including how to protect proprietary data, how to approach compiling dossiers for EFSA evaluation, how to handle transition periods before health claims, and alternative ways of communicating health benefits to consumers.

“The aim of the workshop is to give companies concrete advice on all aspects of how to tackle and implement the claims regulation,” said EAS regulatory affairs manager Stefanie Geiser. “EFSA has finalized its article 13.1 claims assessment process, and the European Commission and EU Member States are now deliberating over what will and will not be included in the final list of claims permitted for use in the EU.”