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US Food and Drug Administration regulations governing label claims for food products, including probiotics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18181715     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The US Congress has granted the Food and Drug Administration the authority to permit manufacturers to use claims in food labels that fit into the following broad categories: health claims, structure/function claims, nutrient content claims, and dietary guidance messages. This article outlines the scope and evolution of these claims and how they are used in the marketing of probiotics. Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut.
Leila G Saldanha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  46 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1537-6591     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-09     Completed Date:  2008-10-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S119-21; discussion S144-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
NutrIQ LLC, Alexandria, Virginia 22303, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Consumer Product Safety / legislation & jurisprudence*,  standards
Dietary Supplements / standards
Food Labeling / legislation & jurisprudence*,  standards
Health Food / standards
Legislation, Food
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration*

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