Teresa Serra, from the Food Functionality and Bioactives Lab, attended the webinar “Alimentos Funcionais e Alegações de Saúde” (Functional Foods and Health Claims), held virtually on September 30th and organised by AINIA – Centro Tecnológico.
At this webinar, Teresa shared the latest insights on scientific evidence of health claims, in the particular case of clinical trials. Specifically, Teresa talks about important criteria to take into consideration when preparing health claim dossiers and designing human intervention studies.
Teresa illustrated her presentation and recomendations with several case studies from iBET projects developed in collaboration with Sovena, Buggypower and Sumol+Compal. The full webinar is available below, with Teresa’s presentation (in Portuguese) starting at 01:17:15.
This webinar focus was to guide companies through the process of obtaining health claims recognitions from EFSA, from both the administrative and scientific point of view.
Furthermore, consumer’s insights on this sort of claims were evaluated and key aspects for the successful development of healthy products was identified. The webinar was mainly addressed at companies in the sectors of functional food and nutritional supplements.
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