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Description - Regulation of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals by Clare M. Hasler

"Regulation of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals: A Global Perspective" offers a comprehensive resource for information on regulatory aspects of the growing and economically important functional food industry. Regulatory systems and definitions of key terms - food, supplement, drug, etc - vary from country to country. A thorough understanding of laws and regulation within and among key countries with regard to functional foods, herbal extracts or drugs, and nutritional supplements is critical to the direction of food companies that are developing products for these markets. International experts with legal and/or scientific expertise address relevant topics from quality issues, to organic foods to labeling. Innovative product development within the framework of existing regulations will be addressed in individual chapters. Overview chapters will discuss global principles, inter-country trading issues, and present a comparison of the laws and regulations within different countries graphically. This is a 'must-have' handbook for research professionals, management, and marketing strategists in the worldwide functional foods/nutritional supplements business. Food technicians and engineers responsible for manufacturing quality in this industry should add it to their library to ensure that they have a thorough knowledge of the applicable legal requirements. The book will also serve as an indispensable shelf reference for lawyers in the food industry and government health professionals with regulatory responsibilities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813811772
ISBN-10: 0813811775
Format: Hardback
(256mm x 186mm x 28mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Iowa State University Press
Publisher: Iowa State University Press
Publish Date: 29-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Clare M. Hasler

CLARE M HASLER, Ph.D, M.B.A. is the founding Executive Director of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at the University of California-Davis. She was the founding Director of the Functional Foods for Health Program at the University of Illinois, Chicago and Urbana-Champaign campuses and served as Assistant Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also served as adjunct assistant professor of pharmacognosy in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1998, Self Magazine recognized her as one of the Top 25 Food Influentials.