Publish and Perish: A Disturbing Trend in the European Union’s Regulation of Nutrition Health Claims Made on Foods

November 19, 2010

By Ricardo Carvajal

An article in the current edition of the Food and Drug Law Institute’s Update discusses a recent development in the European Union's regulation on health claims used in food labeling that could have the effect of suppressing publication of scientific research on the health benefits of food substances. Given that scientific research and collaboration is an international phenomenon, the negative effect of the European Commission's current direction might well be felt in the United States.