Probiotic Health Claim

EFSA probiotic health claim rejections gain lifeline in Italy

Probiotic health claims find an EU lifeline

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) may have rejected 100% of the probiotic health claim applications that have in recent years appeared in its inbox, leading some to suggest the end of claim-making in the sector, but member state actions are demonstrating...

Chr Hansen shares jump 9% on strong H1 profits

Chr Hansen shares jump 9% on strong H1 profits

By Shane Starling

First half EBIT profits for 2011-12 surged 19% to €83m at Chr Hansen as it shrugged off the effects of severe fluctuations in the price of red colorant carmine, and ongoing probiotic health claim uncertainty in Europe – its biggest yet most stagnant market.

Start-ups hope EFSA will look more favourably on research designed with the agency's requirement in mind

Probiotic start-ups pushing new research to please EFSA

By Shane Starling

Spanish and British probiotics companies are driving funds into strain and product-specific studies as they attempt to build scientific backing that will survive in the European Union health claims clampdown.

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