Food supplements containing melatonin

Melatonin is an hormone secreted naturally during the night. Among other things, melatonin promotes sleep, modules mood and the immune system, regulates the body temperature and the intestinal motricity. In France, melatonin is used in medicinal products, extemporaneous preparations and food supplements. Since the implementation of the Nutrivigilance scheme in 2009 and until May 2017, ANSES…

EFSA new food consumption database

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published an overview of its first Comprehensive Food Consumption Database, a new source of information on food consumption in the European Union. This source of information contains data from a total of 32 different dietary surveys from 22 Member States. The work on this new database began in…

France creates a national device of Nutrivigilance

Anses, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & safety, launched on the 9th December a nutrivigilance mechanism. This mecahanism concerns Food supplements, drinks and food to which nutritional or physiologic substances have been added (also called enriched food), products aimed at a specific nutrition and new food stuffs. The aim of this…

Anses: Afssa-Afsset merger

Anses, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & safety, Europe’s larger heath safety agency was created on the 1st of July 2010. Anses will continue the missions of Afssa (French Food Safety) and Afsset (French Agency for Environmental and Occupational Health Safety) and has taken their means and personnel. Source: Anses press…