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OFFICIAL ALLEGATIONS
A WAY TO SECURE YOUR PURCHASES

TRANSPARENCY / SAFETY

Posted on 08/11/2022 - 4 MIN READ
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TRANSPARENCY / QUALITY

OFFICIAL ALLEGATIONS, A WAY TO SECURE YOUR PURCHASES

Posted in 08 /11/2022

What is an allegation?

A nutrition and health claim is a statement or image that promotes a product in terms of nutrition or health. The claim is a regulatory tool that protects the consumer and avoids misleading him when making a purchase. These claims are defined by the European authorities, with regard to the scientific data available on the subject (unanimity of studies, tangible evidence, precise dosages).

How to verify an allegation?

We, manufacturers, are not free to claim anything on our packaging. For example, we cannot say that the product is “rich in vitamin C” (nutritional claim) if we have added too little. We also cannot say that caffeine “reduces fatigue”. There is a very specific list of nutritional and health claims, you will find them at the very end of this link https://www.economie.gouv.fr/dgccrf/Consommation/Etiquetage-des-produits/Allegations-nutrionnelles-et-de-sante

The clinical study, an alternative to the health claim?

Other guarantees can replace claims to allow you to verify the effectiveness of an ingredient, these are clinical studies. They are carried out at the expense of the ingredient supplier. To be taken with caution if there are few clinical studies. On the other hand, if the ingredient has been the subject of numerous clinics demonstrating its effectiveness, you are guaranteed to choose a quality ingredient.

Nutrition and health claims are often general to an ingredient and do not guarantee that it is of high quality. Clinical studies, on the other hand, will give you more information about the ingredient, how it stands out from other products that belong to the same category.

Santerra guides you !

As we know that you will not check the claims and to better guide you in your product choices (ours or those of other companies), we mention the claims related to the main ingredients on our labels, when we have enough of space (we explain here why we don’t always have one). On our website, where space is not limited to us, we provide you with all the claims related to an ingredient (see list of ingredients).

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