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𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫: Prof. Dr. Hans Verhagen, Scientific Regulatory Expert, Food Safety & Nutrition Consultancy Novel Foods
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Welcome to our December Reflections & Prediction Series, shall we welcome today's expert?
I'm Professor Hans Verhagen, owner of Food Safety and Nutrition consultancy in the Netherlands. Functional foods are foods with claims and are attractive business opportunities. In the EU two major regulations are important one, the regulation on nutrition and health claims secures that claims are scientifically substantiated to the novel food regulation deals with the safety of novel foods and ingredients, including traditional foods from third countries in both 2021 and 2022. There is an increase attention for novel foods for health claims base remains quiet. Both regulations require robust scientific evidence