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Regulation (EU) No 432/2012 Establishing a List of Permitted Health Claims

Patrick Coppens

The publication of the so-called list of Article 13 claims as Regulation 432/2012 on 25 may 2012 is considered as one of the milestones in the implementation of the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation. While most have welcomed the publication of the 222 approved health claims, others have criticized the process and have gone as far as to challenge the scientific principles applied by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) before the European Ombudsman and the Court of Justice of the European Union. This article describes the painful process leading to the adoption and publication of the list. It illustrates the difficulties encountered and decisions taken to address some of the problems during the process. It also addresses the scientific criteria that have been applied and highlights a number of longer-term consequences of this Regulation for the market and research in the field of health claims.


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