Why does a supplement made from tomato paste have a health claim, but not the tomato paste itself?

The Tomato Foundation is looking to obtain an EFSA Health Claim for Tomato Paste, other traditional tomato products, and improved blood flow - due to the high concentration of tomato phenols they contain. An EFSA Health Claim will automatically authorise an FDA Structure/Function claim in the USA, and expand further health claim opportunities within other territories.

Tomato companies, we are asking for your help to make sure this beneficial health claim makes it to the next phase - Product Testing.

Scheduled to take place this autumn - so 2018 product can be used for testing - it is critical the remaining funds are raised NOW!

Become a project consortium member and submit samples for testing. Or simply donate to the project.

Please *DOWNLOAD* the document below for complete information about the project (June 2018 update):

Research Partners:

Industrial Partners:

Health Claim Video Presentation 2

A second video presentation was made during the Tomato Day meeting at Cibus Tec on October 27th 2016, showing how the work was progressing and what the next steps would be:

Health Claim Video Presentation 1

The health claim project was first presented at the World Tomato Congress in Chile in March 2016 by Foundation president, Gwen Young.

This video presents the health claim project: