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A Study on the Health Benefits Labeling for Livestock Products
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 Title & Authors
A Study on the Health Benefits Labeling for Livestock Products
Jang, Ae-Ra; Chae, Hyun-Seok; Yoo, Young-Mo; Ham, Jun-Sang; Jeong, Seok-Geun; Lee, Seung-Gyu; Ahn, Chong-Nam; Kim, Dong-Hoon; Lee, Sung-Ki; Lee, Eui-Soo;
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 Abstract
This article concerns the labeling guideline for health benefits of livestock products. In recent years, livestock products with health benefits have emerged as a key market for livestock product industries. However, the current labeling regulation for functional foods severely prohibits livestock product industries from attaching most of the health benefits claims to the products. Also, manufacturers have some difficulties in labeling the health benefits of certain livestock products because of a lack of guidelines on health benefit claims for livestock products. Therefore, some livestock product industries and scientists have strongly demanded a revision of labeling regulation, Appended Chart No. 14 provided by Article 52 (2) of Enforcement Regulation of the Processing of Livestock Products Act, so they could mark the health benefits on their products. To support the `revision of labeling regulation`, the goals of this article were as follows; 1) to assess the current situation on nutrition labeling and nutrition claims on foods, 2) to determine the current situation on health claim regulatory systems used in foreign countries (CODEX, USA, Japan, EU, and Australia/New Zealand), 3) to assess the current situation on the health claim or health benefit claim regulations for functional foods, conventional foods, and livestock products in Korea, and 4) to determine the need for complement in health benefit claim for livestock products. In conclusion, guidelines for the use of health benefit claims on livestock products should be prepared as soon as possible and the guidelines should be viable and easy for manufacturers and control authorities to understand. Also, nutrient profiles should be developed to identify whether the livestock products are eligible to bear health benefit claims and to help consumers make the right choices.
 Keywords
livestock products;health benefit;nutrient profiles;Appended Chart No. 14;Enforcement Role of the Processing of Livestock Products Act;
 Language
Korean
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