9.6.2015 CODEX / NRV-NCD for EPA&DHA Omega-3 Oils / IADSA Comments to the 1st eWG Consultation
The 1st consultation of the Codex electronic Working Group (eWG)
on establishing a Nutrient Reference Value - Noncommunicable
Diseases (NRV-NCD) for DHA and EPA omega-3 long chain fatty acids
was closed on 29 May. IADSA has submitted industry comments to the
eWG as attached. We would like to thank those members who had
provided your comments on the IADSA paper.
13.7.2016 EFSA publishes first version of its botanicals compendium database
this is to inform you that today EFSA has published its first
version of the botanicals compendium in a searchable database.
21.10.2014 FSE Publication/ Quality of Botanical Preparations and self-assessment questionnaire
We are delighted to inform you that our new publication on the
quality and botanical preparations and its self-assessment
questionnaire are now available on our website. The guidance
document was drafted by Sam Jennings for EBF and
covers the requirements necessary to ensure that the
production of botanical preparations complies with the
compositional and quality requirements of EU food law.
22.9.2015 NHCR & Trade Barriers / Lithuania: Food supplements with no permitted claims threatened
We would like to bring to your attention an issue that the
Lithuanian food supplement industry is facing. We have recently
been informed that the State Food and Veterinary Service
(SFVS) requested last month the Minister of Health to
pass an order prohibiting the sales in pharmacies of food
supplements bearing no claims or claims for which the EU
assessment has not yet been completed.
6.5.2015 Official minutes of the open EFSA NDA panel meeting on 22-24 April
Please find attached the official minutes of the NDA panel
meeting that was organised in Leuven on 22-24 April and to which
Food Supplements Europe participated as a observer to the open part
of this meeting.
23.12.2016 On-line consultation of the REFIT on botanicals starts today.
This is to inform you that the contractant (Food Chain
Evaluation Consortium (FCEC) has just officially launched the
on-line consultation relating to the REFIT of the Health Claims
Regulation on nutrient profiles and botanicals.
As you are all aware, this launch was awaited as overdue since
The study methodology comprises extensive consultation of Member
States Competent Authorities and all stakeholders directly or
indirectly affected by these issues, including business, consumers
and other non-business interest groups. The questionnaire of
this survey is addressed to business associations or other
non-business stakeholder organisations, including consumers,
relevant business operators, and public health interest groups
whether active at EU or national or
regional level. However, it is not intended to be
completed by individual companies. SMEs will be covered by another
survey through the Europe Enterprise Network SME Panel.
The online survey can be accessed at the following address:
The contractant encourage us to forward the link to this survey, as
quickly as possible, to our national members and/or to any other
relevant organisations who may be affected by this consultation but
are not members of the Advisory Group on the Food Chain,
Animal and Plant Health. The weblink to access the survey is not
respondent-specific and can be sent as such to other potential
The attached document gives an overview of all questions. The
section on Botanicals only starts at page 47 and comprises mainly
the questions as we have already used them for our preparation.
Some are more detailed, but many are more general.
The host platform does not allow to save responses and get back to
the questionnaire at a later stage. Therefore, it is strongly
recommended that the survey is completed only after all replies are
ready to be submitted in one session. We will lead this work
through the Botanicals Task Force and come back to you with input.
It is also recommended that national associations investigate the
questions and provide answers from their national perspective. We
will as much as possible coordinate and assist in this work in
the course of January.
We will come back in the first week of January with our
recommendations on how to proceed and coordinate. The deadline for
submission is 17 February 2017.