Health claims labelling

7 months ago | 1 min

When using a specific health claim the product must also bear the following labelling:

  • a statement indicating the importance of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle
  • the quantity of the food and pattern of consumption required to obtain the claimed beneficial effect – for example, ‘One capsule per day with food’
  • where appropriate, a statement addressed to persons who should avoid using the food – for example, energy drinks bearing the statement ‘Not recommended for children or pregnant or breast-feeding women’
  • an appropriate warning for products that are likely to present a health risk if consumed to excess – for example, ‘Excessive consumption may produce laxative effects’

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