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PASSCLAIM: Process for the Assessment of Scientific Support for Claims on Foods - Consensus on Criteria
  PASSCLAIM Consensus on criteria.pdf (780.6 KB)
Document ID LIB565
Document type Scientific peer reviewed article
Issue date 01/06/2005
Document reference NA
Original language of the document English
Document produced by ILSI Europe a.i.s.b.l. organisation visiting card
Document financed by European Commission - DG Research
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Consumer protection
  • Health


Short description  The document presents a consensus view of criteria which, if met, provide a reasonable assurance that scientific data underpinning health claims made for foods are adequate for the purpose, and that the claims can be considered valid. It also discusses the relative strengths and limitations of types of scientific approaches and data, and summarises markers of outcomes, selected as examples by the expert groups, that are relevant to different health and disease states. The discussion provides guidance on the interpretation of the criteria.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  The primary role of diet is to provide sufficient nutrients to meet the metabolic requirements of an individual and to give the consumer a feeling of satisfaction and well-being through hedonistic attributes (such as taste). In addition, by modulating specific physiological targets, diet can have an additional function: beneficial physiological and psychological effects beyond the widely accepted ...

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