Irish consumers' use and perception of nutrition and health claims.

  title={Irish consumers' use and perception of nutrition and health claims.},
  author={Ann-Marie Lynam and Aideen I McKevitt and Michael J Gibney},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  volume={14 12},
OBJECTIVE To investigate Irish consumers' use and understanding of and their belief in nutrition and health (NH) claims in the context of the European Union (EU) legislation (Regulation no. 1924/2006), which permits a number of NH claims on food products. DESIGN An interview-assisted questionnaire was administered to consumers (n 400). Preference for three types of NH claims across six products was tested. Perception of NH claims was assessed across a further eight food products. Claims were… CONTINUE READING

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