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WEBINAR - Understanding the impact of legislation on “reduction of disease risk" claims on food and drinks.

In 2006, the European Regulation on nutrition and health claims on foods (Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (NHCR): European Commission No. 1924/2006) established, for the first time, a common framework for the regulation of such claims across the European Union (EU).

The opportunities for product innovation arising from this new legislation combined with protection of consumer interest in respect of controlling misleading advertising, while at the same time promoting public health, are noteworthy. But such opportunities needed to be evaluated against the burden on industry to undertake significant research activity into these claims and to present a scientific substantiation to satisfy the procedure for approval.

The EU-funded REDICLAIM project considered these issues in relation to ‘reduction of disease risk’ claims. As the project comes to an end, this webinar will present the project findings and give you the opportunity to ask questions of our expert speakers.

The session will include:

  • An introduction to the REDICLAIM project
  • Ensuring successful health claim applications
  • Health claims as promoters of new innovative food products?
  • The NHCR and issues with the regulatory framework
  • Modelling to predict the health and economic impact of ‘reduction in disease risk claims’

For further details of the project please also see:

Raats MM, Malcolm RN, Lähteenmäki L, Pravst I, Gage H, Cleary A, Karatzia A, Kušar A, Yang W, Jackson DL, Hodgkins CE, Klopčič M (2016) Understanding the impact of legislation on ‘reduction of disease risk’ claims on food and drinks: the REDICLAIM project. Teknoscienze Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech, 27(3), 30-32.
Raats MM, Malcolm RN, Lähteenmäki L, Pravst I, Gage H, Cleary A, Klopčič M, REDICLAIM Consortium (2015) Understanding the impact of European Regulation on the substantiation and use of claims on food and drinks: Design of the REDICLAIM project and initial result. Nutrition Bulletin 40(4), 340-348.




The REDICLAIM project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration (Contract n° FP7-603036). The content of this webinar reflects only the views of the authors; the European Commission is not liable for any use that may be made of the information. The information contained in this webinar is intended to encourage communication and dissemination of ideas and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity, nor to constitute advice (medical, legal or other) to any individual or entity. As part of an on-going research project, the information contained in the webinar should not be considered to definitive or complete.


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