Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus
*Corresponding Author: Ceren Gezer, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, Mersin 10 Turkey.
Received: April 21, 2018; Published: May 02, 2018
Citation: Ceren Gezer. “Functional Foods and Health Halo Effect”. Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 2.6 (2018).
There is not a globally accepted definition of functional food. Each country defines it similarly and has specific regulations about functional foods. First time it has been mentioned and improved labeling regulations for functional foods in Japan. Then United States (US) and Europe follow this issue. Health claims of functional foods are need to be approved for using in the marketing. In Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, in US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and in Europe European Food and Safety Association (EFSA) prepare opinion report about health claims of functional foods and determine regulations [1-3]. .
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