Health Food Health Claims?? Subject To A Different Country

In recent years, socio-economic development, improving people’s health consciousness and disease patterns, multiple factors have contributed to the change in health food products (also known as functional foods) the rise worldwide. From the health food trend of the future, people are expecting two such food, that is safe and functional. Health food health claim is to help consumers understand the basis of its special features, therefore, the health statement is scientific, whether it is true not only for consumers is critical, and the future of health food industry has a critical influence on development. However, because of the international health food has not hitherto been the development of harmonized health declaration requirement that countries have different contents of the statement.

Sweden: Swedish health food health claim under the plan, a health claim includes two parts, one of eight approved diet and health information in relation to a second, product ingredient information. Has been recognized relationship between diet and health, including obesity (energy), blood cholesterol (fat content), blood pressure (Sodium), atherosclerosis (blood pressure, serum cholesterol and unsaturated fatty acids in fish oil), constipation (dietary fiber), osteoporosis (calcium), dental caries (easy to glycolysis of carbohydrates) and iron deficiency (iron). Swedish retail food industry and related organizations, including the proposed expansion of product-specific physiological role of the statement.

The United States: The United States began as early as 1993, authorized the use of certain specific foods “can reduce disease risk,” the statement. According to FDA requirements, these characteristics have recognized the scientific basis statement. Evidence must be objectively prove that the diet or as food, nutrients and specific diseases. For example, between the physiology and diseases of fish oil correlation has been declared by the U.S. FDA to conduct an assessment of their health. In addition, the National Academy of Sciences has developed a dietary reference intake.

U.S. FDA has confirmed some of the fruits, vegetables and various grains useful to humans. Therefore approved a health claim can explain these plant foods and lower the risk of certain diseases. These phytochemicals are divided into several categories, including flavonoids (including flavonols), flavanols, isoflavones and anthocyanins, allyl sulfides, carotenoids, monoterpenes, isothiocyanates and plant sterols.

It is understood that the U.S. FDA approved food or some ingredient statement with the disease are: high calcium foods can reduce the risk of osteoporosis; low in saturated fat, low cholesterol and low-fat foods can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease sex; sugar alcohols can reduce the risk of dental caries; oats and Plantago in the soluble fiber can reduce cardiovascular disease.

FDA “Modernization Act” also stipulates that the proposed health claim is also a scientific institution under the authority of the central state, such as the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and the National Academy of Sciences of the statement. In addition, the United States also requested a health claim on the premise that the most important food safety component has been evaluated according to laws and regulations.

Japan: health food products required to submit adequate scientific evidence that health effects. Early 90s of last century, Japan proposed “food for specified health use” (FOSHU) concept. Specified health use, foods that can improve human health, and to allow display of their health effects of food. If health food can be submitted to support its health claim information on the scientific evidence, the Japanese Health and Welfare Ministry will agree to allow a sign with his label, proved that the health claim is approved by the government permission. In Japan, on FOSHU there are some special requirements. For example, for such food, need to provide evidence to explain the health benefits of its end products to provide only the information on each component alone is not enough. Existing form of its products are also provided, should be the form of ordinary food, not tablets or capsule form. It also provides that such food is not associated with specific symptoms of occasional use of the product. BOLA TANGKAS
School Lunches | American Kids Try Food From Around the World | Ep 2

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School Lunch Menu:
India – Sambar, Sweet Kesari, Rice, Chaas
Sweden – Swedish Pancakes, Hardtack w/ Cheese, Lingonberry Juice, Carrot Salad
Japan – Curry Udon, Burdock Salad, Potato Croquette, Strawberry Milk
Cuba – Yellow Pea Soup, Taro Root, Fried Plantain, Chicken Croquette, Rice
France – Ratatouille, Grilled Salmon, Rice, Brie, Baguette, Fruit Yogurt
Kenya – Githeri
Afghanistan – High Energy Biscuit

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