Functional Foods: Opportunities and Challenges

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This Expert Report provides a comprehensive review of functional foods that emphasizes the importance of functional foods, summarizes the applicable U.S. laws and regulations, and presents scientifically based guidance for demonstrating both safety and efficacy. The report recommends approaches for improving the regulatory framework to better address evolving science and food composition. In addition, the report identifies potential incentives to expand the availability of new products and facilitate consumer understanding of the benefits of functional foods.

Authors: 
Institute of Food Technologists
Publisher: 
Institute of Food Technologists
Year: 
2005