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FOSHUFoods for Specified Health Use (Japan)
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FOSHU products contain ingredients such as oligosaccharides and dietary fibres believed to confer health benefits.
Japan has a system which approves claims for specific products (Foshu).
It was from this basic recognition that the concept of Foods for Specified Health Use (FOSHU) evolved.
In FOSHU drink products, the Group focused on marketing operations for Tokucha, but sales declined from the same period of the previous year.
In Japan, companies are also running into problems with health claims, particularly as they relate to the long-admired FOSHU (Foods for Specified Health Use.) system.
The main reason for their popularity relates to the sophisticated legislation (FOSHU or "Foods for Specific Health Use") system in Japan, which governs the sale of many nutraceutical products.
This article will provide an overview of the Japanese regulatory system as it relates to foods that are used to promote health, focusing on the classi.cation of foods with health claims and procedures describing the approval process for a food for speci.ed health use (FOSHU).
Going forward, the two companies will proceed with research on the new product with an aim to receiving approval as a food for specified health use (FOSHU).
In Japan, there are several products designed for people who monitor their blood glucose levels under the FOSHU (Foods for Specified Health Use) program.
The conference also heard on a number of aspects of functional foods, including presentations on FOSHU (Foods for Specific Health Use) in Japan, functional ingredients in Malaysian foods, flavonols and prebiotics.
Louis described the system for a new food designation: Food for Specified Health Use (FOSHU).