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Health Food Development History


In this video, Prof. Huang will explain how regulation for health food been set up in the past.

Japan is possibly the first country that implements the dietary supplement management regulation. Regulation for health food is definitely required. In USA, they have Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) as a federal law. The law gives FDA authority to require nutrition labeling of most foods regulated by the Agency. Also, nutrient content claims and health claims format has been set up. With the same standards, the regulations became effective for health claims, ingredient declarations on food and dietary supplements. Consumers can obtain essential information on ingredients.

Have you ever read the nutrition composition label? Do you know your own country’s regulation on nutrients’ labeling? You can find out more information from FDA’s labeling Guide on below link.

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