This book examines the international picture regarding probioticfood applications, placing a particular emphasis on the legalcontext and assessment procedures of probiotic health claims in themajor markets for these products. Health claim legislation isdescribed and the ways in which manufacturers can ensure complianceare discussed. The book also covers the use of meta-analysis toassess available data, and case examples from various regulatorycultures and traditions are included. It will be of interest tofood industry scientists, executives and R&D personnel;international regulatory advisers and administrators; researchers,educators and students on food science courses.
* Focuses on health claim legislation for this commerciallyimportant food sector
* Includes chapters on the current situation in all the majorworld markets including Europe, the USA, Japan, India andChina
* Covers food, feed and pharmaceutical applications ofprobiotics