The Regulation


At least the positive effect of folic acid was considered so far to many doctors and scientists scientific secured, so that many of the outcome of the review are likely to be surprised. Even if the negative opinions outweigh, some scientific contexts were classified as durable. This applies for example to the relationship between calcium and bones, vitamin B-12 and the immune system, fluorides and healthy teeth as well as plant sterols and the cardio vascular system. These positive comments but mainly concern products where a certain market saturation has already occurred. However, benefit the company, whose claims were rated positively by the development so far.

Because with the Opinions of the EFSA win the products credibility, especially as long as many other claims are not positively. As the first opinions can be good for the outstanding reviews do not augur well but the EFSA. So far one-third of all claims submitted were not even examined, so likely is that more food establishments to their products have to be afraid. Some strong market companies with established products are can do safely without health claims. The current situation can also serve these companies as an incentive to invest more in research and development.

Anyway not so problematic see some development since the taste is still in first place with them. In food supplements one progresses but rarely with this argument, because these products rarely have a taste. Rather it is inherent in the system that they have a special health-promoting effect just the supplements. It denies this effect to the products, remains in the Reason taken nothing more left. In the worst case, many of these products from the market could disappear. In food supplements is also to be expected that the scope of the regulation with the number of rejected claims will increasingly gain in importance. Because some of the affected companies are attempting to circumnavigate the regulation.