The search tool only allows searches for health claims*, and not nutrition claims.
* Health claims for which protection of proprietary data is granted (and for which the right of use of the claim is restricted to the benefit of the applicant) are only listed here.
States the classification of the health claim in the relevant Articles of Regulation EC 1924/2006:
- Article 13 or 'Function' health claims: relating to the growth, development and functions of the body, referring to psychological and behavioural functions, or referring to slimming or weight-control.
- Article 13(5) 'function' claims based on newly developed scientific evidence and/or requesting the protection of proprietary data;
- Article 14 reduction of disease risk claim or claims referring to children's development and health.
Nutrient, substance, food or food category
For authorised health claims, states the food/food constituent for which the Commission authorised the claim after EFSA assessments. One substance can relate to more than one health effects and thus to more than one health claims.
For non-authorised health claims, states the food/food constituent relating to the claim as submitted (and as found in the consolidated list for Art. 13(1) claims).
For authorised health claims, states the health effect that the Commission authorised after EFSA assessment and consideration of other legitimate factors.
For non-authorised health claims, states the relationship between the food/food constituent and the health effect (and suggested wording) as submitted (and as found in the consolidated list for Art. 13(1) claims).
Conditions of use of the claim / Restrictions of use / Reasons for non-authorisation
States the conditions of use and/or restrictions of use applying to the authorised claim.
For non-authorised claims, gives the reasons for not authorising the claim.
Characterisation of the claim's health effect as interpreted and assessed by EFSA on the basis of the information submitted.
EFSA opinion reference / Journal reference
Links to the relevant EFSA opinion. EFSA opinions provide information, such as the food characterisation, the claimed effect and the body of evidence submitted to substantiate the claim.
EFSA opinions are not legally binding. The Commission decides on the status of the claim.
Link to the EU decision authorising or not Article 13(5) or Article 14 health claims or authorising Article 13(1) health claims.
For non-authorised Article 13(1) health claims a Commission decision will not be displayed. Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 is the reference point for these claims.
Status of a claim i.e. authorised or not.
Shows the entry as recorded in the consolidated list of claims for Art. 13(1) claims. This number identifies a nutrient-health effect relationship.
More than one ID can belong to one health effect relationship, and more than one health effect relationship for a food/food constituent can share the same ID.
N/A - Article 14 and 13(5) claims are not in the consolidated list and have no ID number.
The health claim may continue to be used for a maximum period of six months after the entry into force of the Regulation, provided that it was used prior to the entry into force of this Regulation.