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Mainz, 04.06.2019

9th International Fresenius Conference

Health Claims and FunctionalIngredients

• Update on the Regulatory Background
• Application and Authorisation
• Nutrition and Functional Ingredients

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München, 09.10.2017

Novel Food - Draft of the Union List

The new Novel Food-Regulation shall apply from 1 January 2018.
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München, 08.02.2017

Update of EFSA-Guidance on Health Claims Applications

EFSA now has published its new Scientific and Technical Guidance on health claims applications. It comletes the General Guidance that has been updated last year in a first step.
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München, 11.11.2016

Novel Food - New Guidances from EFSA

EFSA now published two guidances for novel food applications in the context of the new Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2283.
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München, 23.12.2015

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Dear clients, dear colleagues,
we thank you very much for the fruitful collaboration last year. We look forward continuing our work for you and your projects in 2016.
Until then, we wish you relaxing holidays and all the best for the next year.
Your team from RDA
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München, 17.06.2015

Trend Food Chia

More and more often you see them on store shelves: food products  with chia (Salvia hispanica). While their use is common in other countries, the little seeds are booming in Germany only now.
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Munich, 09.09.2014

Enzymes - first opinions are published now

EFSA finished the first assessments of food enzymes already in April this year. The publication of the full opinions followed only in the beginning of September. The reason for this delay is based on open questions regarding how to treat confidential data. The opinions now reveal that EFSA is quite reserved and gives in many chapters only a summarized form of the data and a quite general consent. This will build confidence for future applicants. The assessment itself shows that by filing a conscientiously prepared dossier a positive assessment can be expected.
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München, 28.12.2012

Happy new year!

We wish all of our clients and friends a happy new year!
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Parma, 09.11.2012


The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) held a scientific conference in Parma, Italy titled “Challenging boundaries in risk assessment – sharing experiences“. Over 700 scientist discussed the achievements of the last decade and the coming challenges in the field of risk assessment.

Besides members of the EFSA and of further international and national authorities, there have also been plenty of scientists form universities, enterprises and industry organizations.

In the future the risk assessment should be more “fit for purpose” and less like marking a tick box. This means a tiered approach and a differentiated look on the exposure of substances. In addition, risk assessment should be taking more into account the perspectives and consequences for the consumers (“bottom up approach”).
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Brussels, 16.05.2012

Health Claims - EU Register

The first part of the admitted health claims according to article 13 (1) 1924/2006 has now  been included into the Community Register of Health Claims after a long struggle. Also the non-authorised claims are listed one by one with the reasons for rejection. In the beginning of December they will be forbidden at the latest.
However, it will be exciting since it is still completely unclear how it will go on witht the so-called "botanicals".
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Munich, 30.12.2011

Happy new year!

We wish all of our clients and friends a happy new year!

From January 2012 on you get to know us under our new company name:
RDA Scientific Consultants GmbH

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Brussels, 12.11.2011

Approval of new food additives - Reg. 1129/2011 - 1130/2011 - 1131/2011

Steviol glycosides as sweetener and Basic Methacrylate Copolymer as glazing agent admitted.
Additives can be used starting the 2nd December 2011.

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Parma, 04.07.2011

Fifth batch of Health Claims published

On 30 June 2011 EFSA published the fifth batch of opinions on so-called article 13 (2)-claims.

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Parma, 08.04.2011

Fourth batch of Health Claims published

With new opinions concerning 442 health-claims the EFSA tries to reach their aim to assess at least all „general function“ claims this year.
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Parma, 02.02.2011

Revised exposure assessment for stevia

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reviewed its previous assessment of consumer exposure to the sweeteners steviol glycosides.
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Munich, 03.01.2011

AM-NutzenV entries into force

Entry into force of AM-NutzenV on 1 January 2011.
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Munich, 23.12.2010

We wish all of our clients a Merry Christmas!

The m//m science wish all of it´s clients a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Munich, 22.12.2010

Entry into force of AMNOG on 1 January 2011

The German Act on Reorganization of the Pharmaceutical Market (AMNOG) brings with it new regulations governing reimbursement by the statutory health insurance.

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Munich, 02.12.2010

Health Claims: On 2 December 2010, EFSA organized a stakeholder meeting in Amsterdam, on the focal issues of the immune system and digestion.

A draft for guidelines for scientific substantiation of claims, also including the effectiveness of probiotic products, is to be debated.

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