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Pre-CCNFSDU Event: Seminar on Scientific Substantiation of Claims

Bali, Indonesia
22/11/2014
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel

OVERVIEW

Health claims are important tools used to communicate the health benefits of a food product to consumers, providing point-of-sale information to assist them in making informed choices. Globally, there is wide disparity between permited claims across countries, and the process and requirements used to substantiate these claims. This presents a number of challenges for key stakeholders including regulatory bodies, industry and researchers.

OBJECTIVES

This half-day seminar, held prior to the 36th Session of the CCNFSDU, aimed to:

  • Review the current status and substantiation process for claims in the EU, Japan and Southeast Asia
  • Update on the challenges in the preparation of scientific dossiers for claims
  • Provide an update on new biomarkers and parameters for evaluating health benefits

ORGANIZER

ILSI SEA Region

PROGRAM

The program is available here.

SUMMARY REPORT

The summary report is available here.

PRESENTATIONS

Authorised Claims in the EU: Current State of Affairs
Mr. Basil Mathioudakis, European Commission, Belgium
PDF

Scientific Substantiation of Claims in the EU: Key Learnings and Considerations
Dr. Ariane Titz, European Food Safety Authority, Italy
PDF

Scientific Substantiation of Health Claims in Southeast Asia: Process and Key Learnings
Dr. E Siong Tee, ILSI Southeast Asia Region, Malaysia
PDF

Perspective of Nutrition Labelling Systems in Japan
Dr. Toshitaka Masuda, Consumer Affairs Agency, Japan
PDF

Preparation of Scientific Dossiers for Claims: Industry Challenges
Dr. Pichet Itkor, Federation of Thai Industries, Thailand
PDF

New Biomarkers and Parameters for Evaluating Health Benefits
Dr. Judy Cunningham, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), Australia
PDF