Food Law News - UK - 1996

16 December 1996: FUNCTIONAL FOODS / HEALTH CLAIMS - FAC Preliminary Conclusions

MAFF Letter, 16 December 1996

Functional Foods and Health Claims - FAC Preliminary Conclusions

The Food Advisory Committee has been considering functional foods and health claims and has reached some preliminary conclusions on which it would welcome further comments. The preliminary conclusions are given below but were circulate with some "Draft Guidelines on Health Claims on Foodstuffs". A copy of these can be obtained from the Ministry (Contact the Ministry on 0171-238 6281).

The FAC has concluded:

The Ministry has invited comments on these preliminary conclusions and on the draft guidelines on health claims. Comments are requested before 31 March 1997.

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