Food Law News - EU - 2013

DoH Letter, 30 July 2013

HEALTH CLAIMS - Commission Regulation (EU) No 536/2013 amending Regulation (EU) No 432/2012 establishing a list of permitted health claims made on foods

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

In the Regulation:

These claims ‘on hold’ are listed on the Commission’s website ( 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’.

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