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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A wonderful success of Nutraveris at Vitafoods 2015

Vitafoods Europe was again the perfect opportunity for our experts to meet, during three days, all kinds of big players in the industry:  food supplement manufacturers, distributors, retailers and wholesalers.

Our team was able to present the current regulatory context as well as the latest evolution of our regulatory and scientific database Nutraveris Online, constantly enriched with key information for your activity.

Did you miss Vitafoods? Do you want more information about our services? Please contact us: contact@nutraveris.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Novel food: a new success for Nutraveris

After successes in health claim approval, Nutraveris experts have obtained a new European Novel Food authorization for DHA-rich oil of the French manufacturer Fermentalg. Fermentalg is an industrial biotechnology company specialized in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae.

Nutraveris has constituted and submitted for evaluation an application for an opinion under Article 3.4. of the novel food Regulation (EC No. 258/97) on the substantial equivalence of Fermentalg algal oil to already authorized DHA-rich algal oils. Based on the information provided, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) was satisfied that Fermentalg algal oil is substantially equivalent with respect to its composition, nutritional value, metabolism, intended use and level of undesirable substances to the authorized DHA-rich algal oil. Thanks to Nutraveris expertise, the Fermentalg’s oil can now be used to increase the DHA consumption, a fatty acids notably known for its beneficial effects on cerebral, ocular, and cardiovascular health.

For any requirement about the novel food issue, ask our experts:

+33 2 96 76 54 87 or at contact@nutraveris.com

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Nutraveris Online updated with all the elements of the recently published French Law on Botanicals in Food Supplements

The French Law of 24 June 2014 establishing the list of authorized botanicals in food supplements and their conditions of use has been published the 17 July 2014 in the French Official Journal. It will be enforced the 1rst January 2015.

This law provides the list of botanicals contained in the food supplements in France authorized since 2006, according to the principle of the free movement of goods. The requirements are specific to each botanical:

  • Parts of plant
  • Levels of metabolites
  • Specific substances to monitor
  • Warnings and precautions of use aimed at populations at risk.

Any company commercializing a food supplement containing botanicals will have to ensure the availability of the following technical dossiers in case of authorities control:

  • For botanical preparations: a QUALITY dossier providing information on CHARACTERIZATION OF BOTANICAL PREPARATIONS (Annex II)
  • For botanical preparations which nature or conditions of use significantly differ from traditional use: a SAFETY dossier supporting the SAFETY OF BOTANICAL PREPARATIONS (Annex III).

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Substantial Equivalence of BioDHA Algal Oil from Schizochytrium sp. : Nutraveris succeeded

Nutraveris constituted and submitted for evaluation an application on behalf of Bioplus Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. for an opinion under Article 3.4. of the novel food Regulation (EC No. 258/97) on the substantial equivalence of BioDHA algal oil to DHA-rich algal oil which was authorised for the EU market to Martek Biosciences Corporation through Commission Decisions 2003/427/EC and 2009/778/EC.

Based on the information provided, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is satisfied that BioDHA algal oil produced by Bioplus Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. is substantially equivalent with respect to its composition, nutritional value, metabolism, intended use and level of undesirable substances to the Martek DHA-rich algal oil.

For any requirement about the novel food issue, ask our experts:
+33 2 96 76 54 87 or at contact@nutraveris.com

For more information and enquires on BioDHA please contact Mark Steinmann at Bioplus’ European Headquarters steinmann@bioplus.in or +49 1520 6408222.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

EFSA call for data on 51 food additives

Under Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008, EFSA must re-evaluate by 2020 all authorized food additives.

For the re-evaluation of food additives for 2013 and 2014, EFSA has launched a new call for data asking Member States and other stakeholders for two types of data for 51 food additives in total: figures from industry on the amounts of these additives they report using in their products; and data derived from analyses indicating actual levels of these additives found in foods and drinks from national food authorities, research institutions, academia, food industry and other stakeholders.

The deadlines for the submission of data on usage level and/or concentration data in food and beverages intended for human consumption concerning the food additives listed in the table below is July and November 2013: