This provision covers situations where a trader claims that his product or service can improve or cure certain physical or psychological ailments.
Such claims are already partly covered at Community level under specific legislation. The Directive is without prejudice to those Community rules relating to the health properties of products.
Annex I n°17 therefore applies in a limited manner and only in addition to the existing rules on health and wellness claims. More generally, it should be recalled that any misleading practices with regard to health and wellness products can still be assessed under Article 6 of the Directive (e.g. where the overall presentation is deceptive).