AVA APPROVES 90 NEW HEALTH CLAIMS

A review led by AVA resulted in the approval of 90 new health claims within 18 months. These claims describe the general growth, development and the functions of the body, in relation to nutrients which preferably have a locally established recommended daily allowance. They are also approved by two or more developed countries.

This expanded list allows food traders to supply healthier food options to meet increasing consumer demand.

Some examples of the recently-approved health claims include:

  • Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function
  • Magnesium is necessary for normal nerve and muscle function
  • Iron is necessary for normal immune system function

This review, conducted by the Advisory Committee on Evaluation of Health Claims, involved relevant public agencies, academia, and food industry associations.

Download revised list of approved health claims and their criteria here.

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