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In Summer 2011, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has completed the evaluation of all health claims based on generally accepted scientific evidence (so-called article 13.1 claims). It is fully acknowledged that it is necessary to have a better regulation in this area in order to protect the consumer’s interest and the truthfulness of the claims. So far, none of the claims related to the benefits of probiotics received a positive opinion of EFSA, despite the extensive experimental and clinical research in this area.
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