Scientific and technical guidance for the preparation and presentation of an application for authorisation of a health claim (revision 1)

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Article
Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2011;9(5):2170 [36 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2170
Panel members at the time of adoption
Carlo Agostoni, Jean-Louis Bresson, Susan Fairweather-Tait, Albert Flynn, Ines Golly, Hannu Korhonen, Pagona Lagiou, Martinus Løvik, Rosangela Marchelli, Ambroise Martin, Bevan Moseley, Monika Neuhäuser-Berthold, Hildegard Przyrembel, Seppo Salminen, Yolanda Sanz, Sean (J.J.) Strain, Stephan Strobel, Inge Tetens, Daniel Tomé, Hendrik van Loveren and Hans Verhagen
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Type
Guidance of the Scientific Committee/Scientific Panel
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2007-066
EFSA-Q-2011-00215
Adopted
13 May 2011
Published in the EFSA Journal
31 May 2011
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

The scientific and technical guidance of the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies for the preparation and presentation of an application for authorisation of a health claim presents a common format for the organisation of information for the preparation of a well-structured application for authorisation of health claims which fall under Article 14 (referring to children’s development and health, and to disease risk reduction claims), or 13(5) (which are based on newly developed scientific evidence and/or which include a request for the protection of proprietary data), or for the modification of an existing authorisation in accordance with Article 19 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods. This guidance outlines: the information and scientific data which must be included in the application, the hierarchy of different types of data and study designs (reflecting the relative strength of evidence which may be obtained from different types of studies) and the key issues which should be addressed in the application to substantiate the health claim.

Keywords
Health claims, Regulation, food, substantiation, human data, comprehensive review, application, guidance
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Themes
Food technology and food safety
ISBN number
978-92-9199-532-5
Catalogue number
TM-30-12-110-EN-C
Price
€ 3.00
Number of Pages
36
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Available