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Journal of Family and Economic Issues

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 145–155 | Cite as

Health Claims Regulations: Voices from Korean Consumers and Experts

  • Sangmin JunEmail author
  • Jungsung Yeo
Original Paper

Abstract

Processed foods such as milk and cereal are allowed to use health claims limitedly. The purpose of this study was to document consumers and experts about their opinions on the permission of health claims on processed foods. We conducted a national survey of 1,000 adults and interviewed 16 experts. We found that consumers were generally favorable toward the permission of health claims on processed foods. Experts emphasized strict, scientific review by a government agency, effective consumer education, and cautious claims such as warnings and daily intake claims.

Keywords

Health Claims Korea Processed foods 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Korea Institute for Consumer EducationSeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Consumer ScienceSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea
  3. 3.Department of Consumer Science, College of Human EcologySeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea

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