Under the ongoing Article 13 process, the EU's EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has approved its second qualified health claim. The claim related to glycaemic response effects of slowly digestible starch. We report this claim approval because of the insight provided into the Article 13 process as described in the EFSA Scientific Opinion.

Serious students of EU Food law will find review of Scientific Opinion (published in EFSA Journal 2011; 9 (7): 2292) to be of considerable interest in assisting understanding of the Article 13 process.

We post below (1) the Scientific Opinion; and (2) Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006 (see Article 13).