Scientific opinion on nutrition and health claims that are already used or wold like to be used by entrepreneurs is provided by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for the European Commission and EU Member States. On the basis of scientific opinion provided by EFSA, the EC and EU Member States make the decision on authorizing the use of the specific claim. EFSA provides scientifically based opinion on all type health claims; upon consulting and communicating with producers, manufacturers and other stakeholders, EFSA has developed guidelines on how to submit an application to the European Commission for new nutrition and health claims, as well as guidelines on the data and studies to be included in the scientific justification.

Nutrition and health claims are based on general scientific proof.

The guidelines are available in EFSA webpage