EU set to clamp down on products' health claims

Murphy, Claire
May 2006
Marketing (00253650);5/24/2006, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that the European Union's latest legislation governing health and nutrition claims on food could stop Tesco PLC and Sainsbury PLC's using Glycaemic Index (GI) ratings on their own-label products. The law provides the first legal definition of nutrition claims such as low fat and reduced salt. There is no mention of GI ratings, though Great Britain's Food and Drink Federation is pressing for an amendment that would allow it. The law also forbids claims referring to recommendations by individual doctors.


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