Food Law and Functional Foods

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Abstract:

Functional foods comprise a wide range of foodstuffs which are generally specially designed or reformulated to meet the needs of individuals who are going to put special demands on their physical capabilities. Functional foods must comply with general food law and food-labelling requirements. Describes EC requirements for foods which make particular nutritional claims. Presents labelling requirements for health and nutritional claims. Considers that further legislation aimed specifically at functional foods is unnecessary.

Keywords: Europe; Food; Health Foods; Labelling; Legislation; Nutrition; Safety; United Kingdom

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00070709410060745

Publication date: March 1, 1994

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