Tag Archives: HEALTH CLAIMS

FDA Hints at Marijuana Health Claim Crackdown

As many of our readers may know, marijuana is listed as a Schedule I substance under federal law.  However, individual state laws do not always conform to the federal standard.  In eight states, the sale and possession of marijuana is legal for both medical and recreational use, and twenty-three states and the District of Columbia … Continue Reading

FDA Authorizes Qualified Health Claim Linking Early Peanut Introduction and Reduced Risk of Developing Peanut Allergy

A health claim characterizes the relationship between a substance and its ability to reduce the risk of a disease or health-related condition (see 21 C.F.R. 101.14).  A health claim must contain the elements of a substance and a disease or health-related condition.  In addition, health claims are limited to claims about disease risk reduction, and cannot … Continue Reading

FDA Authorizes Qualified Health Claim for Macadamia Nuts

A health claim characterizes the relationship between a substance and its ability to reduce the risk of a disease or health-related condition (see 21 CFR 101.14).  A health claim must contain the elements of a substance and a disease or health-related condition.  In addition, health claims are limited to claims about disease risk reduction, and … Continue Reading

FDA Issues Interim Final Rule Amending Health Claim Requirements

FDA has issued an interim final rule to allow more raw fruits and vegetables to bear health claims concerning the relationship between dietary saturated fat and cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease. To make a claim regarding the relationship between dietary saturated fat and cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) … Continue Reading

Eye on the EU: Health & Nutrition Claim Regulation

European Commission publishes roadmap to evaluate regulation on health and nutrition claims. As part of its policy to promote “better regulation,” the European Commission recently announced its plan to evaluate two aspects of Regulation 1924/2006/EC on nutrition and health claims:  (1) nutrient profiles; and (2) the use of claims on plants and their preparations. To this effect, the Commission has … Continue Reading
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