Scientism, legalism and precaution - Contending with regulating nutrition and health claims in Europe

Aalt Bast, William M. Briggs, Edward J. Calabrese, Michael F. Fenech, Jaap C. Hanekamp, Robert Heaney, Ger Rijkers, Bert Schwitters, Pieternel Verhoeven

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Abstract

Europe's push towards a single harmonised market that offers information on the benefits of foods is encapsulated in Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006, the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (NHCR). The NHCR will be the main focus of our contribution. Our contention is that this regulation not only stifles scientific research, limiting it to the relationship between nutrition and health, but also hinders Europe's public health, especially with respect to the intake of micronutrients. We will analyse this with the aid of some aspects of the current state-of-the-art in the nutritional sciences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-409
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Food and Feed Law Review
Volume8
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2013

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Bast, A., Briggs, W. M., Calabrese, E. J., Fenech, M. F., Hanekamp, J. C., Heaney, R., ... Verhoeven, P. (2013). Scientism, legalism and precaution - Contending with regulating nutrition and health claims in Europe. European Food and Feed Law Review, 8(6), 401-409.

Scientism, legalism and precaution - Contending with regulating nutrition and health claims in Europe. / Bast, Aalt; Briggs, William M.; Calabrese, Edward J.; Fenech, Michael F.; Hanekamp, Jaap C.; Heaney, Robert; Rijkers, Ger; Schwitters, Bert; Verhoeven, Pieternel.

In: European Food and Feed Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 6, 2013, p. 401-409.

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Bast, A, Briggs, WM, Calabrese, EJ, Fenech, MF, Hanekamp, JC, Heaney, R, Rijkers, G, Schwitters, B & Verhoeven, P 2013, 'Scientism, legalism and precaution - Contending with regulating nutrition and health claims in Europe', European Food and Feed Law Review, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 401-409.
Bast A, Briggs WM, Calabrese EJ, Fenech MF, Hanekamp JC, Heaney R et al. Scientism, legalism and precaution - Contending with regulating nutrition and health claims in Europe. European Food and Feed Law Review. 2013;8(6):401-409.
Bast, Aalt ; Briggs, William M. ; Calabrese, Edward J. ; Fenech, Michael F. ; Hanekamp, Jaap C. ; Heaney, Robert ; Rijkers, Ger ; Schwitters, Bert ; Verhoeven, Pieternel. / Scientism, legalism and precaution - Contending with regulating nutrition and health claims in Europe. In: European Food and Feed Law Review. 2013 ; Vol. 8, No. 6. pp. 401-409.
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