Regulations on functional products in different countries
Jan 31, 2021
The paper presents a comparison of standards for the manufacture of functional products in the world, provides normative documents for the countries presented in the article. Regulatory principles relating to functional foods in general also apply to functional dairy products. In addition, in the case of probiotic products with laws and regulations regarding the use of yeasts, or intentionally added live microbial cultures used in the food production process, should also be taken into account. Such practices vary considerably from country to country, but in general the human status of probiotics is very unclear, while microbiological feed additives are subject to detailed regulation in the EU.