EU Adopts List To Weed Out Misleading Health Claims

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 8:50 PM EDT) -- The European Commission on Wednesday approved a list of 222 health claims that it has deemed appropriate to place on food labels and in advertisements, giving regulators a simplified tool for policing misleading health claims.

The commission's list — which is slated to be fully implemented in the European Union by the end of the year — only includes nutrition and health claims about food's impact on the function of the body, the reduction of disease risk and the development and health of children that can...
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