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IPA Europe appreciates the opportunity provided by EFSA to comment on the revised draft guidelines for the preparation and presentation of a health claim application. IPA Europe continues to request the possibility of having a dialogue between the applicant and EFSA prior to the submission of a dossier.
On 18 January, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the revised guidance for health claims related to the immune system, the gastrointestinal tract and defence against pathogenic microorganisms and also the general scientific guidance on health claim applications. IPA Europe is happy to see that these documents clarify some questions and that the consultation procedure has therefore been productive. However, there are also still a number of points that IPA Europe believes have not been adequately considered.
The International Probiotics Association (IPA) Europe welcomes the public consultation on EFSA‘s strategy for 2020 as it gives the opportunity to provide feedback on EFSA’s vision. One of our key goals is to better engage and interact with EFSA therefore we would like to contribute to the development of EFSA’s strategy 2020 by offering constructive comments and suggestions.
Click here to download our comments submitted to EFSA’s website.
IPA Europe has published a position paper with the title : “Guidelines to qualify a microorganism to be termed as ‘probiotic’ in foods, beverages and supplements in commercial communications”.
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