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Title: Regulation EC No 19242006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods dr Martin Kooijman, Food and


1
Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 on nutrition and
health claims made on foods dr Martin Kooijman,
Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (VWA),
the Netherlands
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Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority of the
Netherlands (VWA)
  • Clients Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of
    Public Health
  • Main tasks Supervision (enforcement of
    legislation)
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk communication
  • Incident and crisis management
  • Policy advise for Ministry of Agriculture and
    Ministry of Public Health

3
Organisation Chart Food and Consumer Product
Safety Authority of the Netherlands
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Expertise
  • In each region Department of Research and
    Development
  • Responsible for projects for inspectors and
    laboratories in all other regions
  • - foods for particular nutritional purposes (a.o.
    infant formulae)
  • - claims
  • - food supplements
  • - herbal products
  • - inspections at small and medium-sized
    enterprises
  • - additives and contaminants

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Content of my presentation
  • 1. Introduction and general principles /
    conditions for all claims (article 3-7)
  • 2. Specific conditions on the use of nutrition
    claims (article 8-9)
  • 3. Health claims specific conditions,
    restrictions, discrimination between types of
    health claims (focus on article 13 claims)
  • 4. Transitional measures article 28

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Content of my presentation
  • 5. Sharing experience on implementing Regulation
    1924/2006
  • information to food businesses
  • enforcement of Regulation 1924/2006 in The
    Netherlands
  • training of food inspectors

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1. Introduction
  • Why a regulation on claims?
  • General introduction on types of claims
  • Legal requirements regarding nutrition and
    health claims
  • Sharing experience on implementing Regulation
    1924/2006

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1. Why a regulation on claims?
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1. Why a regulation on claims?
  • Great fruit lollies of various fruity flavours.
  • 0 fat!!

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1. Why a regulation on claims?
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1. Why a regulation on claims?
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1. Why a regulation on claims?
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1. Why a regulation on claims?
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1. Why a regulation on claims?
  • To provide a higher level of consumer protection
    against false, misleading claims
  • To harmonize legislation across the EU to
    facilitate intra-Community trade

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1. Definitions claims
  • Claim
  • States, suggests or implies that a food has
    particular characteristics
  • Not mandatory under other legislation

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1. Definitions claims
advertising brochure, internet
logo
Label, brand name
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1. Definitions nutrition and health claims
  • Nutrition claim any claim which states,
    suggests or implies that a food has particular
    beneficial nutritional properties
  • Health claim any claim that states, suggests or
    implies that a relationship exists between a food
    category, a food or one of its constituents and
    health

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1. Examples nutrition claims
Energy-free
Source of minerals
High fibre
With no added sugars
Contains Omega-3 Fatty acids
Reduced salt
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1. Examples health claims
Ginkgo biloba contributes to normal blood
circulation, which is associated with brain
performance
Immune support
High fibre for a good gut performance
Helps to maintain a healthy cholesterol level
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1. General conditions for all claims - art. 3
  • No misleading of the consumer
  • No attribute medicinal properties to foodstuffs
    on label, presentation and advertising (Directive
    2000/13/EC)
  • Give rise to doubt about the safety and/or the
    nutritional adequacy of other foods
  • Encourage or condone excess consumption of a food

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1. General conditions for all claims - art. 3
  • no statement that a balanced and varied diet
    cannot provide appropriate quantities of
    nutrients in general
  • not frighten the consumer

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1. Conditions for the use of nutrition and health
claims - art. 5
  • The nutrient or other substance for which the
    claim is made
  • present in sufficient quantity for the claimed
    effect (art. 5)
  • absent or reduced quantity for the claimed
    effect (art. 5)
  • available to be used by the body (art. 5)
  • a significant quantity of the beneficial
    ingredient (art. 5)
  • Consumer must understand the claim (art. 5)

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1. Conditions for the use of nutrition and health
claims - art. 6,7
  • Claims are based on generally accepted
    scientific evidence (art. 6)
  • Nutrition information shall be provided when
    claims are made pursuant to Directive 90/496/EEC
    (art. 7)

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1. Nutrition information when a nutrition claim
is made - art. 7
  • Nutrition claim on sugar, saturated fat, fiber,
    sodium labelling information big 8 energy
    value, the amounts of protein, carbohydrate,
    sugars, fat, saturates, fibre and sodium
  • Other nutrition claims big 4, and in addition
    the amount(s) of the substance(s) to which a
    nutrition claim relates, in the same field of
    vision as the nutrition information

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1. Scientific substantiation for claims - art. 6
  • A food business operator shall justify the use
    of the claim
  • The competent authorities may request a food
    business operator to produce all relevant
    elements and data establishing compliance with
    this Regulation

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1. However… its more complicated nutrition
profiles
  • Foods for which claims are made must comply with
    nutrient profiles not available yet

Background no promotion of foods with a
unfavourable composition.
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1. Conditions for the use of nutrition and health
claims art. 4
  • Food and certain categories of food must comply
    with specific nutrient profiles, in order to bear
    nutrition of health claims
  • Discussions on nutrient profiles are going on
  • Profiles shall be available 19 january 2009 at
    the latest

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1. Conditions for the use of nutrition and health
claims art. 4
  • Exception 1 nutrition claims referring to
    reduction of fat, saturated fatty acids,
    transfatty acids, sugars and salt/sodium shall be
    allowed without reference to a profile for the
    specific nutrient/s for which the claim is made

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1. Conditions for the use of nutrition and health
claims art. 4
  • Exception 2 nutrition claims shall be allowed,
    where a single nutrient exceeds the nutrient
    profile provided that a statement about the
    specific nutrient appears in close proximity
    High … content

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2. Specific conditions nutrition claims art. 8
  • Nutrition claims shall only be permitted if they
    are listed in the Annex
  • - low energy not more than 40 kcal/100g or 20
    kcal/100 mL
  • - saturated fat-free sum of saturated fat and
    trans-fatty acids does not exceed 0,1 g of
    saturated fat per 100 g or 100 mL
  • - high fiber product contains at least 6 g of
    fibre per 100 g or at least 3 g of fibre per 100
    kcal.

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2. Specific conditions nutrition claims art. 9
  • Comparative nutrition claims
  • only between foods of the same category
  • difference in the quantity of a nutrient and/or
    the energy value shall be stated
  • comparison shall relate to the same quantity of
    food.

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2. However… interpretation comparative claims was
not unambiguous
  • Guidance document on Regulation 1924/2006 with
    conclusions of the Standing Committee on the Food
    chain and animal health
  • Version 14 December 2007!!
  • Aim apply correctly and in a uniform way the
    Regulation
  • No formal legal status
  • Ultimate responsibility lies with Court of
    Justice

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2. Comparative claims art. 9 guidance
  • The only comparative nutrition claims are
  • Increased name of the nutrient criteria
    source of and 30
  • Reduced name of the nutrient at least (micronutrients
  • Energy-reduced energy value
  • Light/Lite reduced

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2. Comparative claims art. 9 guidance
  • Claim as much as is not a comparative claim
    and not in the Annex ? not allowed
  • Products being compared foods that are similar
    in terms of nutritional content

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2. Comparative claims art. 9 guidance
  • Comparison milk and butter??

NO
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2. Comparative claims art. 9 guidance
  • Comparison cheese with other cheeses??

YES
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2. Comparative claims art. 9 guidance
  • Comparison margarine and butter??

YES
  • Products being compared should always be clearly
    identified to the final consumer

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2. Comparative claims art. 9 guidance
  • A reduced claim is not possible when the
    reduction of 30 would not have any significance
    for the overall intake of the nutrient.
  • For instance whole grain bread (NL) contains
    2.5 fat, consumption 174g/day ? 3.8 of total
    fat consumption reduced fat 30 less ? 2.7 of
    total fat
  • Not significant ? claim is not allowed.

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2. Comparative claims art. 9 guidance
  • When the claim light or energy reduced is
    used, it must be indicated how this is achieved
  • For instance light 50 less sugars
  • light no sugars

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3. Health claims specific conditions art. 10
  • Only EU authorised claims are allowed
  • labelling requirements for the use of health
    claims - importance varied diet and a healthy
    lifestyle
  • - quantity of food required to obtain the
    beneficial effect - warning to persons who should
    avoid the food - warning for excessive
    consumption of the food

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3. Health claims specific conditions art. 10
  • Reference to general, non-specific benefits of
    the nutrient or food for overall good health or
    health-related well-being may only be made if
    accompanied by a specific health claim (article
    10 under 3 claims). For instance - this
    product fits in a well-balanced diet - this
    product promotes general well-being
  • - healthy

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3. Health claims restrictions art. 12
  • Not allowed
  • - Suggestions that health could be affected by
    not consuming the food
  • - Reference to the rate or amount of weight loss
  • - Reference to recommendations of individual
    doctors or health professionals

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3. Restrictions on the use of certain health
claims art. 12
  • Maple Syrup Diet - It's ow Beyonce lost 22lbs in
    just 14days.

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3. Restrictions on the use of certain health
claims art. 12
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3. However… list of approved health claims is not
available yet
  • Member states sent the Commission a list of
    claims, conditions for use, and scientific
    justification
  • The Commission shall publish a Community list of
    permitted claims and all necessary conditions
    later on

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3. However… various types of health claims exist
  • the role of a nutrient or other substance in
    growth, development and function of the body
    (function claims, article 13, 1a)
  • psychological and behavioural functions (article
    13, 1b)
  • slimming/weight control/reduction sense of
    hunger/increase sense of satiety (article 13, 1c)

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3. However… various types of health claims exist
? different procedures and transition measures
  • Reduction of disease risk claims (article 14)
  • Claims referring to childrens development and
    health (article 14)
  • Different procedures and transition measures for
    health claims

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3. However… some borderline issues nutrition
claims and health claims (guidance document 14
dec 2007)
  • Nutrition claim contains fiber
  • contains lycopene
  • Health claim
  • contains antioxidants (antioxidant effect)
  • contains probiotics (probiotic implies a health
    benefit)
  • with prebiotic fibers

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4. Transition measures (art. 28) nutrition
claims and article 13 function claims
  • Foods placed on the market which do not comply
    with the Regulation and labelled prior to 1 July
    2007 marketing until expiry date, not later than
    31 July 2009

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4. Transition measures (art. 28) nutrition
claims and article 13 function claims
  • Claims on products not complying with nutrition
    profile 2 years after publication of nutrition
    profile

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4. Transition measures (art. 28) nutrition
claims and article 13 function claims
  • Nutrition claims in use before 1 January 2006
    and which are not in the Annex to be sold until
    19 January 2010.

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4. Transition measures (art. 28) nutrition
claims and article 13 function claims
  • Function claims (article 13, 1a) can be used
    until the adoption of the Community list of
    permitted claims

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4. Transition measures (art. 28) nutrition
claims and article 13 function claims
  • Trade marks or brand names existing before 1
    January 2005 may continue to be marketed until 19
    January 2022 (!)

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5. Sharing experience on implementing Regulation
1924/2006
  • Information for food businesses
  • close cooperation of VWA with Association of
    Food industries and Ministery of Health
  • reports on implementation of Regulation
    1924/2006
  • participation in congresses
  • compliance assistance by inspectors

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5. Sharing experience on implementing Regulation
1924/2006
  • Enforcement of Regulation 1924/2006 in The
    Netherlands
  • Training food inspectors
  • Information for food businesses

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5. Sharing experience on implementing Regulation
1924/2006
  • Enforcement of Regulation 1924/2006 in The
    Netherlands gradual introduction of new
    legislation
  • Policy on nutrition profiles
  • from 19 january 2009 19 january 2011
    compliance assistance by Enforcement Officer
  • 20 January 2011 Enforcement after that date
    (warning, food business has to respond to VWA,
    infringement must be stopped)

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5. Sharing experience on implementing Regulation
1924/2006
  • Enforcement of Regulation 1924/2006 in The
    Netherlands
  • Policy on nutrition claims
  • Enforcement of claims on products which do not
    comply with Dutch law (in use before 1 July 2007)
    and Regulation 1924/2006
  • Use of nutrition claims not in the annex until
    19 January 2010 compliance assistance
  • Enforcement after that date (warning, food
    business has to respond to VWA, infringement must
    be stopped)

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5. Sharing experience on implementing Regulation
1924/2006
  • Enforcement of Regulation 1924/2006 in The
    Netherlands
  • Policy on function claims
  • Continuation of the present enforcement regime
    no medical claims, no misleading of the consumer
  • When EU list of permitted health claims is
    publicated immediate enforcement of
    non-permitted claims (penalty)

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5. Sharing experience on implementing Regulation
1924/2006
  • In 2008 VWA will monitor implementation of
    Regulation 1924/2006 in the market
  • If companies are aware of the Regulation and have
    started to make preparations in order to comply
    with the Regulation, VWA will not increase
    supervision
  • If not, controls will be intensified

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5. Sharing experience on implementing Regulation
1924/2006
  • Training food inspectors Practical approach
  • buy foods with claims at your local supermarket
  • check the label
  • identify all mandatory labelling information
    (?Regulation 1924/2006 does not apply)

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5. Sharing experience on implementing Regulation
1924/2006
  • Training food inspectors
  • Analyse non-mandatory text and illustrations
  • is it a non-beneficial nutrition claim (?
    1924/2006 does not apply)
  • Is it a nutrition claim?
  • Is it a comparatitive nutrition claim?
  • Is it a health claim? What type (general
    non-specific claim? Function claim? Claim
    referring to children? etc etc).

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5. Sharing experience on implementing Regulation
1924/2006
  • Training food inspectors
  • Check whether or until when the claim is
    permitted
  • Discuss your findings with collegues
  • The same excercise for other commercial
    communications, like advertising and internet.

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5. Sharing experience on implementing Regulation
1924/2006
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  • Thank you for your attention!
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