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Here you will find the latest news from the CLYMBOL project.

Motivation drives consumers' use of health claims

January 20 2017 - New CLYMBOL research shows that motivation is more important than ability to process health claims. Some of the highlights of this article are:

• European consumers are only moderately motivated and able to use health claims
Motivation matters much more than ability in determining health claim use
Interest in healthy eating and information need emerge as drivers of motivation
• Health claim knowledge plays a minor role in shaping motivation and ability

The article was published in Food Quality & Preference (2017: Vol. 58) and can be accessed for free until March 10, 2017!

New research on the impact of the Health Claims Regulation on innovation

October 31 2016 - New research was just published on the effect of the Health Claims Regulation on innovation in the food industry. Check out the below articles that were published recently.

  • Khedkar S, Bröring S, Ciliberti S. Exploring the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006: What is the impact on innovation in the EU food sector? International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 2016 August 2, pp. 1-8.
  • Khedkar S, Ciliberti S, Bröring S. The EU health claims regulation: implications for innovation in the EU food sector, British Food Journal118(11), pp. 2647 - 2665.
  • Bröring S, Khedkar S, Ciliberti S. Reviewing the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006: What do we know about its challenges and potential impact on innovation?, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 2016 August 2, pp. 1-9.

 

CLYMBOL results in a nutshell

October 26 2016 - Health claims are most effective when consumers have a specific health goal in mind. Health images on packaging do have an effect but it varies with consumers’ own health motivation. These and more results of the CLYMBOL project are summarised in our latest press release. Click here to find out more!

CLYMBOL Conference Video now online

September 27 2016 -  Recorded at the CLYMBOL conference in June 2016, the video highlights the main findings of the project and how they were discussed by European stakeholders from the Commission, the food industry, consumer representatives and food law experts.