Thursday, July 16, 2015
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After successes in health claim approval, Nutraveris experts have obtained a new European Novel Food authorization for Vitamin K2 oil from Vesta Ingredients Inc. of Indianapolis in the USA. 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 Vesta vitamin K2 oil (MK-7) 1,500 ppm to the same ingredient previously authorised to NattoPharma by Commission Decision 2009/345/EC.

Based on the information provided, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) was satisfied that vitamin K2 produced by Vesta Ingredients Inc. is substantially equivalent with respect to its composition, nutritional value, metabolism, intended use and level of undesirable substances to vitamin K2 authorised for marketing by Commission Decision 2009/345/EC. Thanks to Nutraveris expertise, the Vesta’s oil can now be used to increase the vitamin K2 consumption, a vitamin notably known for its beneficial effects on bone and cardiovascular health.

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

Thursday, June 14, 2012
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Training AFIPA – Tuesday 19th of june 2012 – Hôtel Bedford, 17 rue de l’Arcade, Paris 8e.

This program will be dedicated to the development and market access of food supplement relating to the new European Regulation.
Key points for successful development will be presented: players, regulatory texts, labelling requirements, authorized claims… You’ll be able to connect directly with experts at lunch time.
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
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You can discover:
-An analysis on herbal ingredients: the solution to innovate in health and nutrition
-Sports-related health claims: guidelines for EFSA application are coming
-The claims assessed
-Communication to health care professionals: interpretation of regulation by European Member States
– US dietary supplements are getting ready for Europe: Focus on Natural Products Expo West 2012
-Nutraveris is setting up its US office in New Jersey

-Food supplements and functional foods: appraisal of relations to consumers
-Focus on Satiereal®
-Scientific news

Come and get your copy free of charge and meet our experts in the SUPPLY SIDE Market place in New York from 8 to 10 may 2012 and at the VITAFOODS Europe in Geneva from 22 to 24 may 2012.
To receive a copy free of charge please contact us by mail!

Thursday, March 1, 2012
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In the Nutrition & health market, scientific and regulatory data is of strategic importance. It often makes the difference against competition, especially when used for innovation, to identify ingredients with best proven activity, or for international development, leading to chose more reachable markets.

However, it is difficult to turn this data into a clear and complete overview, as information is spread over the web, sometimes expensive or even not accessible, and constantly changing. This is the need Nutraveris intends to satisfy, launching today the advanced version of its world-reference database: Nutraveris On-Line 2.0.

“Previous version has already convinced a large number of users in only 3 years”, says Cedric Bourges, CEO of the European-leading scientific and regulatory consultancy. Indeed, Nutraveris On-Line has been chosen as a premium source of data by more than 150 industrialists.

“Nutraveris On-Line access includes scientific and regulatory monthly reports, providing new scientific substantiation, and last requirements from European administrations” says a subscribing project director at L’Oréal. Nutraveris On-Line also brings a lot to regulatory affairs, especially concerning health claims, as mentions a marketing manager at Forever Living: “we are continuously adapting our communications on our brochure. With the help of Nutraveris On-Line database, we are able to evaluate health claims still usable from those we should stop rapidly”.

Today, the 2.0 version makes this strategic information even quicker, enabling to be extremely reactive. The new “personalized watch” function sends notifications as soon as new studies or regulations are published about a pre-selected health application or ingredient, with clear and objective synthesis. With this new function comes the possibility to cumulate research criteria (e.g. to obtain all clinical studies and EFSA 13.1 positive opinions on a particular ingredient and health application), plus a whole lot of visual and ergonomic improvements.

The database is still being live-updated by Nutraveris experts, involving a weekly research and analysis of more than 1,500 publications and opinions. It provides complete answers on all ingredients and health applications that could possibly be used in Europe, which means more than 2,100 ingredients (vitamins, minerals, plants) and 132 health applications (weight management, joint health, immune system…). Subscription is accessible via Nutraveris On Line 2.0

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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Regulation (EC) 1924/2006 is the corner stone of communication on foodstuffs in the European Union. This regulation, in force since July 2007, notably points out that it is important that health claims related to foodstuffs can be easily understood, and that consumers should be protected from misleading claims. Thus, claims must be exact, truthful, understandable and scientifically justified.

For almost 3 years, EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has been evaluating generic health claims submitted by stakeholders, under procedure of article 13.1, in order to build up a definitive list of those which will be able to be used.

Among the 4,673 submitted claims, 2,758 claims have been evaluated through 6 successive batches, to lead to a list of 222 positive health claims approved by EFSA. Pursuant to article 13.3 of regulation (EC) 1924/2006, this list was the subject of a draft regulation that was approved today by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCFCAH).

Publication of this regulation should occur in March 2012 after approval of the Parliament.

Four scenarii turn up then:

– claims that received a positive opinion will be present on the Community List and will be authorized and usable across all European Union, if conditions for use are respected;

– claims that received a negative opinion will be present in a Community Register, and shall not appear on communication tools at the end of the 6-months period for putting products in compliance, which will end in September 2012. They will then be forbidden;

– generic claims that are still waiting for evaluation by EFSA will be evaluated later;

– claims still used that haven’t been submitted should have been removed for years but will be clearly unauthorized from March 2012.

This decisive step emphasizes our last advices on the right strategy to follow and the emergency to operate in order to succeed with health claim.

If you haven’t run yet the necessary steps, we still have solutions.

Feel free to contact us in order to work on a tailored strategy for your products.