Functional Foods in Asia – Current Status and Issues

2004 Functional FoodsPublished in 2004, the monograph provides an introduction to the global regulatory status of functional foods, followed by a summary of recent activities in scientific substantiation of functional and health claims among various countries and international organizations. The monograph also provides a summary of the Asian position on functional foods based on the status of 11 countries and regions in Asia, the regulatory systems implemented in certain Asian countries, the market and consumer perception on functional foods. Summaries of the functional properties of certain functional foods commonly used in Asian societies and the relevant studies are also available as an annex to the monograph.

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