Additional Resources

  • eBASIS website – eBASIS is a unique database that contains critically evaluated published data on the content and biological effects of bioactive constituents in plant based foods and an up-to-date list of plant and plant part names in 15 EU languages – http://ebasis.eurofir.org/Default.asp
  • EC Joint Research Centre – As the Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre’s mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Its work has a direct impact on the lives of citizens by contributing with its research outcomes to a healthy and safe environment, secure energy supplies, sustainable mobility and consumer health and safety – https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/
  • Guidance for applicants for health claims (EFSA) – EFSA engages regularly with stakeholders to explain the process followed by its Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) in the evaluation of health claims. The NDA Panel has been providing advice in this field since 2006 through guidance documents and by holding scientific meetings. Applicants who wish to submit an application for authorisation of a health claim under Article 13.5 or 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 or for modification of an existing authorisation should consult the NDA Panel guidance documents and complete the relevant application forms at http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/nda/ndaguidelines.htm
  • Pathway 27: Pivotal assessment of the effects of bioactives on health and wellbeing. From human genoma to food industry. http://www.pathway27.eu
  • The application of nutrition and health claims regulation 1924/2006 – This report intends to provide clarity on a number of aspects to help companies apply the regulatory requirements in a correct and responsible way. It covers elements such as which claims fall within the scope of the legislation, flexibility of wording, communication to professionals and how to apply the general conditions of use for approved claims. The information will help companies, in particular small and medium-sized companies, to apply those elements of the legislation that are particularly difficult.