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New book on Worldwide Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Regulations Serve as Valuable Resource for Regulatory, Marketing and Food Developers

A recently published book by Elsevier/Academic Press entitled "NUTRACEUTICAL AND FUNCTIONAL FOOD REGULATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD" provides regulatory executives, marketers, and functional food formulators a overview and guide to the current regulations around the world for developing and marketing functional foods in regions around the world according to Debasis Bagchi, Ph.D., InterHealth Nutraceuticals' senior vice-president of research and development and the editor of this book.

The book, contains seven parts that covers the regulatory hurdles for marketing; manufacturing compliance and analytical validation; the importance of safety assessments; regulations around the world; and intellectual property.

Beginning with insights into the scope, importance and growing opportunities in these industries, the book demonstrates the global scenario on the acceptance and demand for nutraceuticals and functional foods. It explores the regulatory hurdles and claim substantiation of these foods and dietary supplements, as well as the intricate aspects of manufacturing procedures. Including regulations from South America, Canada, European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Japan, Korea, China, India and Southeast Asia as well as the United States, Nutraceutical and Functional Food Regulations in the United States and Around the World provides a valuable resource for understanding the key considerations of operating in this rapidly expanding area.

Dr. Bagchi has pulled the functional foods experts from around the world to gain their knowledge and experience for their regional expertise. "Dr. Bagchi's book is an excellent resource for large multi-national companies that are looking to develop and introduce functional foods around the world," said Paul Dijkstra, InterHealth's CEO, "and we are fortunate to have his expertise here at InterHealth where our goal is to bring efficacious functional ingredients to a worldwide audience. Dr. Bagachi brings the industry up to date on how to introduce these products to consumers looking to improve their health through better nutrition."

In addition to his role with InterHealth, Dr. Bagchi is a professor of toxicology in the Departments of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Houston. He also serves as vice president of the American College of Nutrition.

About InterHealth Nutraceuticals Inc.

InterHealth Nutraceuticals researches, develops, markets and distributes specialty nutritional ingredients, which are sold worldwide to manufacturers of dietary supplements and nutraceutical food and beverage products. The company's products include Super CitriMax®, ChromeMate®, UC-II®, L-OptiZinc® , Aller-7®, OptiBerry®, Protykin® and ZMA®. For more information about InterHealth and its products, call 1-800-783-4636 or 1-707-751-2800 (outside U.S.) or visit the website at

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