Harmonized Probiotic Labeling In Europe? Not Before 2027, Says EC Expert Advisor
The European Commission is unlikely to address the diverging regulatory approaches to probiotic labeling across the EU during its current term, pointed out an expert advisor in a recent webinar. Even if the next Commission addresses the issue early on, it will still be at least four years before implementation of any changes, and this is an “optimistic view,” commented Fit for Future Platform stakeholder group member Lasse Hamilton Heidemann.
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