The ILSI Europe Functional Foods Task Force develops tools to support the development and substantiation of health claims on foods, promotes development and validation of biomarkers for health outcomes and addresses societal developments in relation to nutrition and health issues.
Objectives of the workshop
Bringing together experts from industry, academia and government, the aim of the workshop is to reach agreement on several guidelines related to Health Claim substantiation.
Organisation of the workshop
The workshop critically reviewed work and conclusions of the ILSI Europe functional foods expert groups with focus on 1) design and quality of human intervention studies to support health claims, and 2) weighing the totality of evidence proving efficacy of foods and food constituents. In addition it was also foreseen that this workshop acts as initiation for work on Good Nutritional Practice standards for conducting human intervention studies.
The main activities of the workshop took place in parallel Sessions of rotating working groups of approximately 15 experts. The outcomes of the Sessions were combined and summed up for the plenary. This workshop format required active participation of all participants involved in the process.
In preparation for the workshop, participants had prior to the meeting received relevant literature and draft manuscripts prepared by the organising expert groups.
The outcome of the workshop has been summarised and published as a report in the ILSI Europe Report Series.
Some scientific article(s) will be published in peer-reviewed journals.
The Workshop Summary Report can be downloaded here.