Outcome of a public consultation on a discussion paper for updating the guidance for gut and immune function claims

First published in EFSA Supporting Publications
9 February 2015
6 February 2015
Technical Report

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from all interested parties on a discussion paper for the revision of the guidance document on the scientific requirements for the substantiation of health claims related to gut and immune function, prepared by the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA). The public consultation for this document was open from 18 June to 10 September 2014. EFSA received comments from 15 interested parties including applicants for health claims, consultants and food industry organisations. EFSA and its NDA Panel wish to thank all stakeholders for their contribution. The current report summarises the outcome of the public consultation, including a brief summary of the comments received and of how the comments were addressed. The NDA Panel prepared a draft guidance document taking into account the questions/comments received. The draft guidance was discussed and endorsed at the NDA Plenary meeting on 10 December 2014, and is now open for public consultation before finalisation.

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