EFSA SAYS HEALTH CLAIMS ASSOCIATED WITH DAIRY PRODUCTS ARE UNFOUNDED

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has thrown doubt over the legality of future claims made by the food industry that products containing milk and cheese are healthy because they build children's teeth. An EFSA panel concluded: "A cause and effect relationship has not been established between the consumption of milk and cheese and dental health in children." This opinion was within the first batch (of eight) of 220 food health claims referring to the reduction of disease risk, and children's development and health it ...


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