The Impact of EFSA’s Opinions on the Food Market in the European Union

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In this Episode of Globalcast, Euromonitor International’s Health and Wellness Analyst, Mickael Dominguez, discusses the regulatory impact on the food and beverage industry by the European Food Safety Authority. Since 2008, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released a number of scientific opinions related to the health claims stated on food products in the European Union. These opinions impact the European food market in a number of ways.

Dominguez explores the following:

  • The first impact of EFSA’s opinions on the functional food market in the European Union
  • The positive outcomes of EFSA’s opinions, despite manufacturers turning back to soft claims and consumers on the verge of losing trust in functional claims.
  • The outlook for food manufacturers in the European region