First published in EFSA Supporting Publications:
18 January 2016
15 January 2016
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from the scientific community and all interested parties on the Draft General scientific guidance for stakeholders on health claim applications, prepared by the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA Panel) and endorsed by the Panel for public consultation at its Plenary meeting on 30 June 2015. The written public consultation for this document was open from 17 July to 11 September 2015. EFSA received comments from 31 interested parties. EFSA and its NDA Panel wish to thank all stakeholders for their contributions. The current report summarises the outcome of the public consultation, and includes a summary of the comments received and how the comments were addressed. The NDA Panel prepared an updated version of the General scientific guidance for stakeholders on health claim applications taking into account the comments received. The Opinion was discussed and adopted at the NDA Plenary meeting on 10 December 2015, and is published in the EFSA Journal.