NPN and HFMA take legal steps to defend the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation

04 juli 2012

Two of Europe’s largest natural products industry trade associations, Natuur- en gezondheidsProducten Nederland (NPN) from the Netherlands and the UK’s Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA),  have today filed an application in the General Court of the European Union to halt the restrictive list of permitted health claims which effectively outlaws hundreds of other well-established health claims. The action seeks the annulment of Regulation (EU) No 432/2012, the ‘Permitted List Regulation’, thereby requiring the Commission to go back and correct the flaws in its approach and produce the permitted list more in keeping with the original spirit and intention of the ‘Parent Regulation’, the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation 1924/2006/EC (Newsletter NPN, 2 July, 2012).