Response to comments on the Scientific Opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to Symbiosal® and lowering of blood pressure and reduced risk of hypertension pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

Symbiosal®, chitosan, blood pressure, hypertension, health claims, comments
First published in EFSA Supporting Publications
13. Dezember 2018
Approved
3. Dezember 2018
Type
External Scientific Report

Abstract

Following a request from the European Commission, EFSA was asked to review the comments received on the Scientific Opinion of the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to Symbiosal® and lowering of blood pressure and reduced risk of hypertension pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. Comments originating from the applicant (Han‐Biotech GmbH) were submitted to EFSA via the European Commission Services. EFSA has reviewed the comments with the contribution of the chair of the NDA Working Group on Claims, the chair of the NDA Panel and the Working Group on Claims. In its opinion adopted on 27 June 2018, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) concluded that a cause and effect relationship has not been established between the consumption of Symbiosal® and lowering of blood pressure. The comments received do not require any change in the conclusions of the NDA Panel.

Contact
nda [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/sp.efsa.2018.EN-1525
Question Number
On request from
European Commission