EFSA Releases Draft Guidance for Gut Health/Immune Function

September 29, 2010

For the latest on what the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) thinks about gut heath and immune function claims, check out the agency’s new draft guidance, introduced today.

For the latest on what the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) thinks about gut heath and immune function claims, check out the agency’s new draft guidance, introduced today.

The guidance, created by EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition, and Allergies (NDA Panel), outlines the group’s opinions on claims related to the following:

-Gastrointestinal discomfort
-Gastrointestinal microbiota
-Digestion/absorption of nutrients
-Function of the immune system
-Reduction of inflammation
-Reducing a risk factor for infections or allergy

Interested parties are allowed to submit comments until October 22.