Probiotics and Health Claims

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Wolfgang Kneifel, Seppo Salminen
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 1, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages
This book examines the international picture regarding probiotic food applications, placing a particular emphasis on the legal context and assessment procedures of probiotic health claims in the major markets for these products. Health claim legislation is described and the ways in which manufacturers can ensure compliance are discussed. The book also covers the use of meta-analysis to assess available data, and case examples from various regulatory cultures and traditions are included. It will be of interest to food industry scientists, executives and R&D personnel; international regulatory advisers and administrators; researchers, educators and students on food science courses.

Key Features:

  • Focuses on health claim legislation for this commercially important food sector
  • Includes chapters on the current situation in all the major world markets including Europe, the USA, Japan, India and China
  • Covers food, feed and pharmaceutical applications of probiotics

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About the author (2010)

Wolfgang Kneifel is Professor for Food Quality Assurance at BOKU, Vienna.

Seppo Salminen is Professor and Head of the Functional Foods Forum at the University of Turku, Finland

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