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Abstract

In 2003, the European Commission issued a Regulation on Nutrition and Health Claims made on Foods, which will provide legal security and specify the conditions for the use of nutrition and health claims, prohibiting certain claims. It should enter into force by 2005. A perceived need was recognised for a careful investigation into the availability of standardised analytical methods to verify compliance with labelling at least of the composition . Consequently, these methods could be used with confidence by regulatory agencies, regulated industry, product testing laboratories and academic institutions. The JRC participated in a study entitled �Current and Future Developments of Functional Foods in the European Union�, coordinated by the Institute for Prospective Technological Observatory (ESTO). AS a result the Institute for Reference materials and Measurements (IRMM) has compiled a database on standardised analytical methods that could be considered for the analysis of active compounds in functional foods.

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Authors: BUCHGRABER M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);KARAALI A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21831 EN (2005), 124 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
ISBN: ISBN 92-79-00137-X
Record Number: 200618612 / Last updated on: 2006-07-10
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en