Nutrition Business Journal

Japan at a turning point

New regulations on functional food set to broaden the market

For the nutrition industry, the word “regulation” is typically greeted with a cringe. From the strict standards of proof in Europe to the ramped up wave of U.S. enforcement, there is plenty to cause supplement makers to lose sleep.

Still, sometimes, attitudes and regulations take steps in a healthy direction. And every so often they take a giant leap.
Japan is making that leap right now.

Though the country was kno

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