We are bombarded with information about healthy eating. Fruit, vegetables, oily fish, grains, eggs, nuts and poultry all come to mind as examples of a ‘healthy diet’. Yet new European rules this month will turn all that on its head.
Nutrition and Health Claims regulations were brought in to ban
misleading or unproven claims on food and drink products, such as
weight-loss promises or claims about mental function or heart health. In
their place will be a list of health claims authorised by the European
It means that websites, labels and even
brand names will be affected. Gone will be Slimfast, for instance, as
there is not enough scientific proof that it helps people slim.
Source - Daily Mail