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

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.

Food Today's special issue about CLYMBOL is available in 12 languages!

August 2016 - An entire Food Today issue consisting of three articles was dedicated to the CLYMBOL project. Food Today is EUFIC’s newsletter, covering information about food safety and quality as well as health and nutrition. It has been translated into 12 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian, Portuguese) which are now available on the EUFIC website.

New publication: Country differences in the history of use of health claims and symbols

August 2016 - One of the main challenges of the CLYMBOL project has been to measure the impact of health claims and symbols in Europe. To achieve this objective, researchers had to understand how health-claims have been regulated in each country and to what consumers have been exposed prior to the Regulation in 2006. Key stakeholders from all over Europe have been interviewed and the results have been published in the article "Country differences in the history of use of health claims and symbols". This paper is published in the European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety 2016, 6(3) and is available in Open Access.