Public consultation: update of guidance on health claims related to antioxidants, oxidative damage and cardiovascular health

EFSA is giving stakeholders and other interested parties the opportunity to comment on the draft update of its guidance for health claims related to antioxidants, oxidative damage and cardiovascular health.

The original guidance was published in 2011. Since then EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has gained additional experience in the evaluation of claim applications related to antioxidants, oxidative damage and cardiovascular health. In light of this experience, and taking into account additional information collected through a grant launched in 2014, the panel decided that a number of key aspects needed further clarification.

The final updated guidance will help applicants in preparing and submitting their health claims for scientific evaluation. Interested parties are invited to submit their written comments by 3 September 2017.