Food Law News - EU - 2010


Council Press Release (8099/10), 29 March 2010

CLAIMS - Council discussions: authorisation and refusal of health claims on foods - comitology procedure

The following is an extract from the minutes of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council Meeting held on the 29 March 2010.

The Council decided not to oppose the adoption by the Commission of three regulations concerning the authorisation and refusal of health claims made on foods. These regulations are the following:

regulation refusing to authorise certain health claims made on foods, other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children's development and health;

regulation amending regulation 983/2009 on the authorisation and refusal of authorisation of certain health claims made on food and referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children's development and health;

regulation refusing to authorise a health claim made on foods, other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children's development and health.

Under the regulatory procedure with scrutiny, the Council can oppose an act which exceeds the implementing powers of the Commission, is not compatible with the aim or content of the basic instrument or does not respect subsidiarity or proportionality if the regulatory committee previously supported the envisaged measures.


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