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Parliamentary questions
23 July 2013
E-006211/2013
Answer given by Mr Borg on behalf of the Commission

In 2010, in the context of the procedures foreseen by Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims, EFSA completed its assessment of a health claim on ‘lycium barbarum’ (common name: goji berry) and antioxidant properties(1), and concluded that no cause and effect relationship was established between the consumption of goji berries and the protection of body cells and molecules such as DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage. The link between goji berries and other health effects has not been evaluated by EFSA as there have been no relevant requests.

The respect of EU legislation on nutrition and health claims is to be ensured by the relevant control authorites in the Member Sates.

(1)EFSA Journal 2010; 8(2):1489.

OJ C 46 E, 18/02/2014
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