Nutrition and health claims – call for and justification of governmental intervention from the consumers’ perspective

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Hartmann, Monika; Lensch, Anne Katrin; Simons, Johannes; Thrams, Sylvia;
  • Subject: nutrition and health claims, consumer deception, information economics, market transparency, consumer protection policy, Consumer/Household Economics, Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety,

In December 2006 the Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006 on the use of nutrition and health claims (NHCs) on foods was enacted in order to prevent consumer deception and to harmonise law within the EU. Against this background, this paper analyses the potential costs and benef... View more
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