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Commission Regulation (EC) No 983/2009 of 21 October 2009 on the authorisation and refusal of authorisation of certain health claims made on food and referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children’s development and health (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 277, 22.10.2009, p. 3–12 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 15 Volume 001 P. 276 - 285

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2009/983/oj

22.10.2009   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 277/3


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 983/2009

of 21 October 2009

on the authorisation and refusal of authorisation of certain health claims made on food and referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children’s development and health

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods (1), and in particular Article 17(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 health claims made on food are prohibited unless they are authorised by the Commission in accordance with that Regulation and included in a list of permitted claims.

(2)

Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 also provides that applications for authorisations of health claims may be submitted by food business operators to the national competent authority of a Member State. The national competent authority is to forward applications to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), hereinafter referred to as the Authority.

(3)

Following receipt of an application the Authority is to inform without delay the other Member States and the Commission of the application, and to deliver an opinion on a health claim concerned.

(4)

The Commission is to decide on the authorisation of health claims taking into account the opinion delivered by the Authority.

(5)

On 19 August 2008, the Commission and the Member States received seven opinions on applications for health claim authorisation from the Authority. On 22 September 2008, the Commission and the Member States received one opinion on an application for health claim authorisation from the Authority. On 22 October 2008, the Commission and the Member States received eight opinions on applications for health claim authorisation from the Authority. On 31 October 2008, the Commission and the Member States received five opinions on applications for health claim authorisation from the Authority. On 14 November 2008, the Commission and the Member States received two opinions on applications for health claim authorisation from the Authority.

(6)

Six opinions were related to applications for reduction of disease risk claims, as referred to in Article 14(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, and seventeen opinions were related to applications for health claims referring to children’s development and health, as referred to in Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. Meanwhile one application for health claim authorisation was withdrawn by the applicant and one application for health claim authorisation will be subject to a further decision.

(7)

Following an application from Unilever PLC (United Kingdom) and Unilever NV (Netherlands), submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of Plant sterols on blood cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-085) (2). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘Plant sterols have been proven to lower/reduce blood cholesterol significantly. Blood cholesterol lowering has been proven to reduce the risk of (coronary) heart disease’.

(8)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship was established between the consumption of plant sterols and the claimed effect. Subject to a revised wording the claim should be considered as complying with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 and in particular Article 14(1)(a) thereof, and it should be included in the Community list of permitted claims.

(9)

Following an application from McNeil Nutritionals, submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of plant stanol esters on blood cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-118) (3). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘By actively lowering/reducing LDL-cholesterol (by up to 14 % within 2 weeks, by blocking cholesterol absorption,) plant stanol esters reduce the risk of (coronary) heart disease’.

(10)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship was established between the intake of plant stanol esters and the claimed effect. Subject to a revised wording the claim should be considered as complying with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, and in particular Article 14(1)(a) thereof, and it should be included in the Community list of permitted claims.

(11)

Following an application from Unilever PLC/NV submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of α-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA) on growth and development of children (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-079) (4). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘Regular consumption of essential fatty acids is important for proper growth and development of children’.

(12)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship was established between the intake of ALA and LA and the claimed effect. A health claim reflecting this conclusion should be considered as complying with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, and it should be included in the Community list of permitted claims.

(13)

Following an application from the Association de la Transformation Laitière Française (ATLA) submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of vitamin D on bone growth (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-323) (5). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘Vitamin D is essential for the bone growth of children’.

(14)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship was established between the intake of vitamin D and the claimed effect. A health claim reflecting this conclusion should be considered as complying with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, and it should be included in the Community list of permitted claims.

(15)

Following an application from Yoplait Dairy Crest Ltd submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of calcium and vitamin D on bone strength (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-116) (6). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘Calcium and vitamin D, as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle, build stronger bones in children and adolescents’.

(16)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship was established between the intake of calcium and vitamin D and the claimed effect. A health claim reflecting this conclusion should be considered as complying with the requirements set out in Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, and it should be included in the Community list of permitted claims.

(17)

Following an application from the Association de la Transformation Laitière Française (ATLA) submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of calcium on bone growth (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-322) (7). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘Calcium is needed for the healthy bone growth of children’.

(18)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship was established between the intake of calcium and the claimed effect. A health claim reflecting this conclusion should be considered as complying with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, and it should be included in the Community list of permitted claims.

(19)

Following an application from the Association de la Transformation Laitière Française (ATLA) submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of proteins of animal origin on bone growth (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-326) (8). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘Proteins of animal origin contribute to children’s bone growth’.

(20)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship was established between the intake of total protein and the claimed effect. A health claim reflecting this conclusion should be considered as complying with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, and it should be included in the Community list of permitted claims.

(21)

Article 16(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 provides that an opinion in favour of authorising a health claim should include certain particulars. Accordingly, those particulars should be set out in the Annex I to the present Regulation as regards the seven authorised claims and include, as the case may be, the revised wording of the claim, specific conditions of use of the claim, and, where applicable, conditions or restrictions of use of the food and/or an additional statement or warning, in accordance with the rules laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 and in line with the opinions of the Authority.

(22)

One of the objectives of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 is to ensure that health claims are truthful, clear and reliable and useful to the consumer, and that wording and presentation have to be taken into account in that respect; therefore where the wording of claims has the same meaning for consumers as that of an authorised health claim as they demonstrate the same relationship that exists between a food category, a food or one of its constituents and health, included in Annex I they should be subject to the same conditions of use indicated therein.

(23)

Following an application from BIO SERAE submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of NeOpuntia® on blood lipid parameters associated with cardiovascular risks, especially HDL-cholesterol (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-214) (9). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘NeOpuntia® helps to improve blood lipid parameters associated with cardiovascular risks, especially the HDL-cholesterol’.

(24)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship could not be established between the consumption of NeOpuntia® and the claimed effect. Accordingly, as the claim does not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, it should not be authorised.

(25)

Following an application from Valio Ltd submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of Lactobacillus helveticus fermented Evolus® low-fat milk products on arterial stiffness (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-218) (10). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘Evolus® reduces arterial stiffness’.

(26)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship had not been established between the consumption of Lactobacillus helveticus fermented Evolus® low-fat milk products and the claimed effect. Accordingly, as the claim does not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, it should not be authorised.

(27)

Following an application from Martek Biosciences Corporation submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) on neural development of the brain and eyes (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-120) (11). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘DHA and ARA support neural development of the brain and eyes’.

(28)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship had not been established between the consumption of the food/constituent (DHA and ARA) starting at six months of age and the claimed effect. Accordingly, as the claim does not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, it should not be authorised. In addition, the Authority concluded that the consumption of baby foods/formula supplemented with DHA and ARA from six months to one year of age might have a beneficial effect on visual acuity maturation in infants breast-fed until the age of 4-6 months. The Authority concluded also that no evidence had been presented on the effects of DHA and ARA supplementation starting at six months of age on visual maturation in healthy infants that had not been breastfed but fed unenriched formula during the first months of life. A health claim reflecting this conclusion could not comply with the general principles and requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, and especially Articles 3, 5 and 6, and should not be authorised.

(29)

Following an application from the National Dairy Council submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of dairy foods (milk and cheese) on dental health (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-112) (12). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘Dairy foods (milk & cheese) promote dental health in children’.

(30)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that the food category dairy foods (milk and cheese) subject of the health claim has not been sufficiently characterised, and a cause and effect relationship had not been established between the consumption of milk or cheese and the claimed effect. Accordingly, as the claim does not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, it should not be authorised.

(31)

Following an application from the National Dairy Council submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of dairy foods on healthy body weight (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-110) (13). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘Three portions of dairy food everyday, as part of a balanced diet, may help promote a healthy body weight during childhood and adolescence’.

(32)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that the food category dairy foods (milk and cheese) subject of the health claim has not been sufficiently characterised and that a cause and effect relationship had not been established between the daily consumption of dairy foods (milk, cheese and yogurt) and the claimed effect. Accordingly, as the claim does not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, it should not be authorised.

(33)

Following an application from enzyme.pro.ag, submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of regulat®.pro.kid IMMUN on the immune system of children during growth (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-082) (14). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘regulat®.pro.kid IMMUN supports, stimulates and modulates the immune system of children during growth’.

(34)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that the food for which the claim is made, ‘regulat®.pro.kid IMMUN’, has not been sufficiently characterised, and that a cause and effect relationship had not been established between the consumption of regulat®.pro.kid IMMUN and the claimed effect. Accordingly, as the claim does not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, it should not be authorised.

(35)

Following an application from enzyme.pro.ag, submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of regulat®.pro.kid BRAIN on the mental and cognitive development of children (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-083) (15). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘regulat®.pro.kid BRAIN contributes to mental and cognitive development of children’.

(36)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that the food for which the claim is made ‘regulat®.pro.kid BRAIN’, has not been sufficiently characterised, and that a cause and effect relationship had not been established between the consumption of regulat®.pro.kid BRAIN and the claimed effect. Accordingly, as the claim does not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, it should not be authorised.

(37)

Following two applications from Pharma Consulting & Industries submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the calming effect of I omega kids®/Pufan 3 kids® (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-091 and – Question No EFSA-Q-2008-096) (16). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘calming’.

(38)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship had not been established between the consumption of DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and the claimed effect. Accordingly, as the claim does not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, it should not be authorised.

(39)

Following two applications from Pharma Consulting & Industries submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of I omega kids®/Pufan 3 kids® on serenity (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-092 and Question No EFSA-Q-2008-097) (17). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘provide serenity and room for a beneficial development of the child’.

(40)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship had not been established between the consumption of DHA and EPA and the claimed effect. Accordingly, as the claim does not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, it should not be authorised.

(41)

Following two applications from Pharma Consulting & Industries submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of I omega kids®/Pufan 3 kids® on vision (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-095 and Question No EFSA-Q-2008-100) (18). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘help to support vision’.

(42)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship had not been established between the consumption of DHA and EPA and the claimed effect. Accordingly, as the claim does not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, it should not be authorised.

(43)

Following two applications from Pharma Consulting & Industries submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of I omega kids®/Pufan 3 kids® on mental development (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-098 and Question No EFSA-Q-2008-104) (19). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘help to support mental development’.

(44)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship had not been established between the consumption of DHA and EPA and the claimed effect. Accordingly, as the claim does not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, it should not be authorised.

(45)

Following two applications from Pharma Consulting & Industries submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related the effects of I omega kids®/Pufan 3 kids® on concentration (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-094 and Question No EFSA-Q-2008-099) (20). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘help to promote concentration’.

(46)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship had not been established between the consumption of DHA and EPA and the claimed effect. Accordingly, as the claim does not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, it should not be authorised.

(47)

Following two applications from Pharma Consulting & Industries submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of I omega kids®/Pufan 3 kids® on thinking capacity (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-093 and Question No EFSA-Q-2008-101) (21). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘helps to promote the thinking capacity’.

(48)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship had not been established between the consumption of DHA and EPA and the claimed effect. Accordingly, as the claim does not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, it should not be authorised.

(49)

Following two applications from Pharma Consulting & Industries submitted pursuant to Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Authority was required to deliver an opinion on a health claim related to the effects of I omega kids®/Pufan 3 kids® on learning ability (Question No EFSA-Q-2008-102 and Question No EFSA-Q-2008-103) (22). The claim proposed by the applicant was worded as follows: ‘help to support the learning ability’.

(50)

On the basis of the data presented, the Authority concluded that a cause and effect relationship had not been established between the consumption of DHA and EPA and the claimed effect. Accordingly, as the claim does not comply with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, it should not be authorised.

(51)

The comments from the applicants and the members of the public received by the Commission pursuant to Article 16(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 have been considered when setting the measures provided for in this Regulation.

(52)

In accordance with Article 28(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 health claims as referred to in Article 14(1)(b) of that Regulation and not authorised by this Regulation may continue to be used for six months after the adoption of a decision pursuant to Article 17(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. However, for applications which were not made before 19 January 2008, the requirement provided for in Article 28(6)(b) is not fulfilled, and the transition period laid down in that Article is not applicable. Accordingly, a transition period of six months should be provided for, to enable food business operators to adapt to the requirements laid down in this Regulation.

(53)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The health claims set out in Annex I to this Regulation may be made on food on the Community market in compliance with the conditions set out in that Annex.

Those health claims shall be included in a list of permitted claims referred to in Article 14(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

Article 2

The health claims set out in Annex II to this Regulation are rejected.

Article 3

Health claims as referred to in Article 14(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 and set out in Annex II to this Regulation may continue to be used for six months after the entry into force of this Regulation.

Article 4

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 21 October 2009.

For the Commission

Androulla VASSILIOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 404, 30.12.2006, p. 9.

(2)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 781, 1-2.

(3)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 825, 1-13.

(4)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 783, 1-10.

(5)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 827, 1-2.

(6)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 828, 1-13.

(7)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 826, 1-11.

(8)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 858, 1-2.

(9)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 788, 1-2.

(10)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 824, 1-2.

(11)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 794, 1-2.

(12)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 787, 1-2.

(13)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 786, 1-10.

(14)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 782, 1-2.

(15)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 829, 1-10.

(16)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 830, 1-2.

(17)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 831, 1-2.

(18)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 832, 1-8.

(19)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 847, 1-10.

(20)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 846, 1-10.

(21)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 845, 1-2.

(22)  The EFSA Journal (2008) 848, 1-10.


ANNEX I

PERMITTED HEALTH CLAIMS

Application – Relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

Applicant – Address

Nutrient, substance, food or food category

Claim

Conditions of use of the claim

Conditions and/or restrictions of use of the food and/or additional statement or warning

EFSA opinion reference

Article 14(1)(a) health claim referring to reduction of disease risk

Unilever PLC; Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside, CH62 4ZD, UK and Unilever NV, Weena 455, Rotterdam, 3013 AL, Nederland

Plant sterols: Sterols extracted from plants, free or esterified with food grade fatty acids

Plant sterols have been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease

Information to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of at least 2 g plant sterols

 

Q-2008-085

Article 14(1)(a) health claim referring to reduction of disease risk

McNeil Nutritionals, 1 Landis und Gyr Strasse, 6300 Zug; Switzerland

Plant stanol esters

Plant stanol esters have been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease

Information to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of at least 2 g plant stanols

 

Q-2008-118

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

Unilever PLC; Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside, CH62 4ZD, UK and Unilever NV, Weena 455, Rotterdam, 3013 AL, Nederland

α-linolenic acid & linoleic acid

Essential fatty acids are needed for normal growth and development of children

Information to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 1 % of total energy for linoleic acid and 0,2 % of total energy of α-linolenic acid

 

Q-2008-079

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

Association de la Transformation Laitière Française (ATLA), 42, rue du Châteaudun, 75314 Paris Cedex 09, FRANCE

Calcium

Calcium is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children

The claim can be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

 

Q-2008-322

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

Association de la Transformation Laitière Française (ATLA), 42, rue du Châteaudun, 75314 Paris Cedex 09, FRANCE

Protein

Protein is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children

The claim can be used only for food which is at least a source of protein as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF PROTEIN as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

 

Q-2008-326

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

Yoplait Dairy Crest Ltd, Claygate House, Claygate, Surrey, KT10 9PN, UK

Calcium and vitamin D

Calcium and vitamin D are needed for normal growth and development of bone in children

The claim can be used only for food which is at least a source of calcium and vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

 

Q-2008-116

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

Association de la Transformation Laitière Française (ATLA), 42, rue du Châteaudun, 75314 Paris Cedex 09, FRANCE

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is needed for normal growth and development of bone in children

The claim can be used only for food which is at least a source of Vitamin D as referred to in the claim SOURCE OF [NAME OF VITAMIN/S] AND/OR [NAME OF MINERAL/S] as listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

 

Q-2008-323


ANNEX II

REJECTED HEALTH CLAIMS

Application – Relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

Nutrient, substance, food or food category

Claim

EFSA opinion reference

Article 14(1)(a) health claim referring to reduction of disease risk

NeOpuntia®

NeOpuntia® helps to improve blood lipid parameters associated with cardiovascular risks, especially the HDL-cholesterol

EFSA-Q-2008-214

Article 14(1)(a) health claim referring to reduction of disease risk

Lactobacillus helveticus fermented Evolus®low-fat milk products

Evolus® reduces arterial stiffness

EFSA-Q-2008-218

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

regulat®.pro.kid IMMUN

regulat®.pro.kid IMMUN supports, stimulates and modulates the immune system of children during growth

EFSA-Q-2008-082

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

Dairy products

Three portions of dairy food everyday, as part of a balanced diet, may help promote a healthy body weight during childhood and adolescence

EFSA-Q-2008-110

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

Dairy products

Dairy foods (milk & cheese) promote dental health in children

EFSA-Q-2008-112

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Arachidonic Acid (ARA)

DHA and ARA support neural development of the brain and eyes

EFSA-Q-2008-120

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

regulat®.pro.kid BRAIN

regulat®.pro.kid BRAIN contributes to mental and cognitive development of children

EFSA-Q-2008-083

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

Calming

EFSA-Q-2008-091 and

EFSA-Q-2008-096

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

Provide serenity and room for a beneficial development of the child

EFSA-Q-2008-092 and

EFSA-Q-2008-097

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

Help to support vision

EFSA-Q-2008-095 and

EFSA-Q-2008-100

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

Help to support mental development

EFSA-Q-2008-098 and

EFSA-Q-2008-104

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

Help to promote concentration

EFSA-Q-2008-094 and

EFSA-Q-2008-099

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

Helps to promote the thinking capacity

EFSA-Q-2008-093 and

EFSA-Q-2008-101

Article 14(1)(b) health claim referring to children’s development and health

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

Help to support the learning ability

EFSA-Q-2008-102 and

EFSA-Q-2008-103


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