Scientific substantiation of claims in the USA: focus on functional foods.

@article{Lupton2009ScientificSO,
  title={Scientific substantiation of claims in the USA: focus on functional foods.},
  author={Joanne R. Lupton},
  journal={European journal of nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          S27-31
        }
}
Although functional foods are currently regulated the same as conventional foods by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) there is some concern that they should not be. One concern is whether functional foods can/should carry the same type of health and nutrition labeling claims as conventional foods. For example, the type of nutrient content claim that describes a level of the nutrient such as "good or excellent source" presents a problem for functional foods since these claims relate back… CONTINUE READING
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