DoH Update Bulletin, 4 December 2013
Commission Regulation (EU) No 536/2013 amending Regulation (EU) No 432/2012 establishing a list of permitted health claims made on foods other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children’s development and health published in the Official Journal ( 12 June 2013)
Commission Regulation (EU) No 536/2013 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 12 June; it can be found at this link: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:160:0004:0008:EN:PDF
In the Regulation:
These claims ‘on hold’ are listed on the Commission’s website (http://ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims/) under the heading Some ‘function claims’, for which the assessment by EFSA or the consideration by the Commission is not finalised.
The Regulation came into force on 2 July and applies from 2 January 2014 which means that from 2 January the only health claims submitted under Article 13(2) of Regulation 1924/2006 that may be used on foods are those listed as ‘authorised’ in the EU Register of claims or those ‘on hold’.