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PASSCLAIM: Process for the Assessment of Scientific Support for Claims on Foods - Phase Two: Moving Forward
  PASSCLAIM Phase Two Moving Forward.pdf (2.56 MB)
Document ID LIB556
Document type Scientific peer reviewed article
Issue date 01/06/2004
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  In the Second Phase of the project, four new areas were explored: “body weight regulation, insulin sensitivity and diabetes risk”, “diet-related cancer”, “mental state and performance”, and “gut health and immunity”. Based on this experience, the draft wider set of interim criteria were further developed during the second plenary meeting.
The four new explored areas and the criteria with a number of attached comments have been published in the European Journal of Nutrition, together with the summary report of the Second Plenary meeting.
The outcome of these two phases have been used to propose draft consensus criteria for the assessment of the scientific support for claims. These have been agreed by the Final Plenary Meeting held on 7-9 December 2004 and published in the Final PASSCLAIM Document, third publication, in 2005.
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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