On the 15th December 2009, the Foods Standards Agency (FSA) launched a consultation on their guidance to compliance with Regulation (EC) 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on food.
The FSA asked for views on draft updated guidance to compliance with Regulation (EC) 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on food.
The FSA published the first version of guidance to compliance with Regulation (EC) 1924/2006 in April 2008, following consultation in 2007. The guidance aims to help food business operators making nutrition or health claims comply with the Regulation, and provide a tool for enforcement bodies to help ensure consistent and proportionate application of the Regulation.
That guidance includes a commitment to provide further guidance on recommendations or endorsements by national associations of medical, nutrition or dietetic professionals and health related charities. This is necessary to provide charities and national associations and food businesses working with these organisations with the information they need to comply with the Regulation, to ensure that compliant claims are made and consumers are not misled.
The BNF response to the consultation can be found below: