In 2002, Korea passed the Health Functional Food
Considering the novelty and underdevelopment of the functional food
industry in Romania, in order to investigate and align experts' views, it was implemented a three rounds Delphi survey--a consecrated explorative research tool, usually used to gain consensus among a heterogeneous experts panel in an emerging scientific domain.
With the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) banning a Danone advertisement for making claims that don't stand up, it would seem that functional foods
are being criticized yet again.
This slowdown in functional foods
may be in part the result of a general shift towards more natural health through what have been loosely termed superfoods.
Analyses further highlighted the importance of income to healthy functional food
Table 1 lists some of the nutrients and food ingredients that have a scientific basis for functional food
development and highlights those that have been approved for health claim labelling in the US.
and NHPs may not be accounted for since they overlap into the food processing or pharmaceutical industries.
A lot of money will be made in the functional foods
business," Fore says.
As for the future it is expected that all these findings and the addition of increased spending on TV and targeted print campaigns will naturally give functional foods
There are various types of functional foods
and beverages available to cater to a diverse range of age groups and health issues.
A functional food
is things such as berries and Actimel, Yakult and Activia yoghurts.
ingredients are those that are able to provide a certain distinctive performance benefit to a particular food product.