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SGS Announces New EU Food Health Claims Regulations


The European Union recently announced 3 Commission Regulations authorizing and refusing to authorize certain health claims made on foods and referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children's development and health.

Bangkok, Thailand, January 17, 2015 --(PR.com)-- In November 2014, the European Union has announced 3 Commission Regulations amending Article 14(1) and 13(3) to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards authorizing and refusing to authorize certain health claims made on foods and referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children's development and health.

EU Regulations on Food Health Claims

The three published regulations are:

- Commission Regulation (EU) No.1226/2014 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.331.01.0003.01.ENG) amending Article 14(1) to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as authorization of a health claim made on foods and referring to the reduction of disease risk.
- Commission Regulation (EU) No.1228/2014 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.331.01.0008.01.ENG) concerning authorizing and refusing to authorize certain health claims made on foods and referring to the reduction of disease risk.
- Commission Regulation (EU) No.1229/2014 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.331.01.0014.01.ENG) related with refusing to authorize certain health claims made on foods, other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children's development and health.

The details of changes and amendments in the Commission Regulations (EU) No 1924/2006 (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2007:012:0003:0018:EN:PDF) are shown in table 1 (permitted health claims) and 2 (rejected health claims) within the latest SafeGuards bulletin (http://newsletter.sgs.com/eNewsletterPro/uploadedimages/000006/sgs-safeguards-21014-eu-updates-health-claims-food-nutritional-products-a4-en-14.pdf).

Concerned Health Claims

The following topics are addressed in the amending regulations:

- The health claims listed in table 1 to this Regulation may be made on foods placed on the Union market in compliance with the conditions laid down in that table1.
- The health claims referred to in table 1 shall be included in the Union list of permitted claims as provided for in Article 14(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.
- The health claims listed in table 2 to this Regulation shall not be included in the Union list of permitted claims as provided for in Article 14(1) and 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

The changes in this Commission Regulation (EU) shall apply from 8 December 2014.

About SGS Food Safety Services

SGS is committed to keeping readers informed of regulation news and developments. Leveraging a global network of laboratories and food experts, SGS provides a comprehensive range of food safety and quality solution including analytical tests, audits, certifications, claims inspections (http://www.sgs.com/en/Consumer-Goods-Retail/Food/Retail-and-Hospitality/Inspection-Services/Claims-Inspection.aspx), technical support. SGS continually invests in capable work testing and state-of-the-art technology to help clients reduce risk, improve food safety and quality.

For further information, please contact an SGS expert.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.
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Supaporn Surawattanaboon
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R&D Chemist
SGS (Thailand) Limited
Bangkok, Thailand

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