Regulation of Functional Foods and Ingredients

Living reference work entry

Abstract

Legislation usually does not consider functional foods as a specific category requiring targeted regulation, and the regulations covering typical food ingredients apply although there are some exceptions such as in Japan and China. A brief overview of the main legislation covering (functional) foods in different regions is provided in the following subsections.

Keywords

Functional Food Food Ingredient Health Claim Food Regulation Codex Alimentarius Commission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UnileverMilton KeynesUK

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