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A study of consumers' perceptions and prediction of consumption patterns for generic health functional foods

  • Kang, Nam-E;Kim, Ju-Hyeon;Lee, Yeon-Kyoung;Lee, Hye-Young;Kim, Woo-Kyoung
    • Nutrition Research and Practice
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    • v.5 no.4
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    • pp.313-321
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    • 2011
  • The Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) revised the Health Functional Food Act in 2008 and extended the form of health functional foods to general food types. Therefore, this study was performed to investigate consumers' perceptions of the expanded form of health functional food and to predict consumption patterns. For this study, 1,006 male and female adults aged 19 years and older were selected nationwide by multi-stage stratified random sampling and were surveyed in 1:1 interviews. The questionnaire survey was conducted by Korea Gallup. The subjects consisted of 497 (49.4%) males and 509 (50.6%) females. About 57.9% of the subjects recognized the KFDA's permission procedures for health functional foods. Regarding the health functional foods that the subjects had consumed, red ginseng products were the highest (45.3%), followed by nutritional supplements (34.9%), ginseng products (27.9%), lactobacillus-containing products (21.0%), aloe products (20.3%), and Japanese apricot extract products (18.4%). Opinions on expanding the form of health functional foods to general food types scored 4.7 points on a 7-point scale, showing positive responses. In terms of the effects of medicine-type health functional foods versus generic health functional foods, the highest response was 'same effects if the same ingredients are contained' at a rate of 34.7%. For intake frequency by food type, the response of 'daily consistent intake' was 31.7% for capsules, tablets, and pills, and 21.7% for extracts. For general food types, 'daily consistent intake' was 44.5% for rice and 22.8% for beverages, which were higher rates than those for medicine types. From the above results, consumers had positive opinions of the expansion of health functional foods to generic forms but are not expected to maintain accurate intake frequencies or amounts. Thus, continuous promotion and education are needed for proper intake of generic health functional foods.

Health functional food, domestic functional material (Centered on Rural Development Administration research) (건강기능식품 국산 기능성원료 (농촌진흥청 연구 중심으로))

  • Hwang, Kyung-A
    • Food Science and Industry
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    • v.53 no.4
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    • pp.366-373
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    • 2020
  • Due to environmental changes such as diet and fine dust, the public has a growing interest in health. With the growing interest in health, consumption of health functional foods to prevent diseases has increased, and the health functional food market is also growing. However, most health functional foods rely on imported raw materials, and the development of health functional foods using domestic raw materials is urgently needed. Therefore, in this paper, provides information on functional raw materials for health functional foods that have been recognized by using domestic agricultural products in Rural Development Administration, and insists that R&D should be more active in order to increase more domestic raw materials in the health functional food market in the future.

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Functional Health Food and Milk Product Industry (건강기능식품과 유가공 산업)

  • Jang, Kyung-Won;Cho, Yang-Hee
    • Journal of Dairy Science and Biotechnology
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    • v.22 no.1
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    • pp.53-60
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    • 2004
  • During the past decade, functional foods and nutraceuticals have emerged as a major consumer-driven trend, serving the desire of aging populations to exercise greater control over health, delaying aging, prevent disease and enhance well-being and performance. On a global basis, retail sales of functional food were worth an estimated USD 1,501 billion in 2001. The market for functional food in Korea has increased in the last three years above 10%. Especially value sales rose by over 30% between 1999 and 2001, and are worth around 12,000 billion won in 2001. To regulate functional food represented a rapidly growing market in Korea a new act 'Functional Health Food Act' was announced officially in 2002. The type of functional milk product in Korea market is conventional food containing various functional ingredient. To promote functional food market in milk product sector the introduction of functional and health claim should be taken into account in the future in Korea.

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Current State of Functional Yogurt in Korea (한국 기능성 발효유의 현황)

  • Im, Gwang-Se;Heo, Cheol-Seong;An, Yeong-Tae
    • Journal of Dairy Science and Biotechnology
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    • v.24 no.1
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    • pp.29-42
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    • 2006
  • Recent trend of consumers' for health give rise to the interest in health and functional foods. Functional yogurt is a primary item in USA, EU, and Japan that are leaders in health and functional food industry and its market is going to be enlarged. Also in Korea, functional yogurt has been recognized as health food by consumers. Concept of functional yogurt is various by health of intestine, stomach, and liver, and lowering blood pressure in Korean market. However, functional yogurt is not registered as health and functional foods in Health/Functional Food Act of Korea. Under these circumstances, the results of trustable and scientific research on the efficacy of functional yogurt should be accumulated to obtain the consumers' solid recognition of functional yogurt as health and functional food.

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Market Trend of Health Functional Food and the Prospect of Ginseng Market (건강기능식품의 시장현황 및 인삼시장의 전망)

  • Lee, Jong-Won;Do, Jae-Ho
    • Journal of Ginseng Research
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    • v.29 no.4
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    • pp.206-214
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    • 2005
  • The health function food law has been carried into effect from January 31, 2004 just after the proposal of 'a draft of a proposed law concerning the health function foods for the promotion of a nation health' on November 29, 2000 in Korea. After enforcement of health functional food law, there have been difficult market penetration with overall stagnancy of business activities and the current of health functional food within the country divided two groups. In standardized health functional foods the present condition, nutrition supplementary products (938 items) and red ginseng products (351 items) are prevalent and total 32 products are registered containing lactobacilli (297 items), glucosamine (295 items), ginseng (182 items), yeast(136 items) so on. In 2005, five products (products containing green tea extract, soybean protein, plant sterol, fructooligo sugar and Monascus sp. products are newly notified and raw material or component of total 21 products containing xylitol, teanin extract, sardine peptide are recognized as individual authorized health functional foods. Efficacies of ginseng are studied in many-sided researches but benefits of the ginseng in the health functional food law limited to 3 items (staminaresume, immune enhancement, nourishment robustness). To enlarge functionalities of ginseng it needs raw material and ingredient approval through data application to Korea Food and Drug Administration and this procedure acts as barrier of the functional food development in the ginseng industry. It is necessary to develop the authorized health functional foods for leading health functional food market in the future.

Development of functional food products with natural materials derived from marine resources (건강기능성 수산식품소재의 개발)

  • Ryu, BoMi;Jeon, You-Jin
    • Food Science and Industry
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    • v.51 no.2
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    • pp.157-164
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    • 2018
  • Recently demand for safer and healthier food has augmented with advancements in health conditions. Food ingredients with yet to be known safety and functionality, are being investigated for their safety or detrimental effects. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has introduced "health functional food" by the "Health Functional Food Act" to evaluate bio-functional and safety properties of raw materials using standard methods including in-vitro and in-vivo testing before human consumption. Despite recent growth in net worth of domestic functional food market, most of the raw materials are not from local Korean industries with own research and development, and mostly terrestrial not marine resources. Geographically, Korea has access to diverse marine bio-resources that need to be managed and utilized sustainably. Recently, diverse novel physiologically active substances have been reported from marine organisms. Hence, the development of functional foods from marine bio-resources is considered as an inevitably important task.

Influencing Factors of Sales Process and Task Education on Sales of Health Functional Food in Door-to-door Saleswomen (건강기능식품 여성 방문판매원의 판매과정, 직무교육 요인이 건강기능식품 매출에 미치는 영향 분석)

  • Nam, Minyoung;Yoon, Sun;Lee, Hae-Young;Chung, Hye-Kyung
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Food Culture
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    • v.29 no.4
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    • pp.326-335
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    • 2014
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate factors influencing sales of health functional foods by door-to-door saleswomen. A total of 450 women who worked as door-to-door salespersons in Seoul were enrolled. The survey questionnaire was composed of five parts as follows: general characteristics, factors related with door-to-door sales process, task education, competency required for door-to-door salespersons, and customer relationship beliefs. The survey was conducted in October 2011. Finally, data on 302 subjects were statistically analyzed using the SPSS 17.0 package program. Reason for sales of health functional foods (p<0.01), time required for sales promotion (p<0.001), difficulties during sales of health functional foods (p<0.05), satisfaction of task education (p<0.01), and failure of salesperson's memory as problems of task education (p<0.01) were significantly associated with sales of health functional foods. However, means of sales promotion, frequency and time of task education, and competency required for door-to-door salespersons were not significantly related with sales of health functional foods. Customer relationship beliefs did not show significant association with sales of health functional foods either. In conclusion, certain factors were associated with sales of health functional foods by door-to-door saleswomen. These results provide an understanding for sales of door-to-door health functional foods and provide basic information for preparation of task education for health functional food saleswomen and marketing.

Investigation of Legal Regulation and Market Circumstances for Functional Dairy Products in Korea and Japan (일본과 한국의 기능성 유제품의 규격기준 및 시장현황에 관한 연구)

  • Bak, Da-Jeong;Lee, Dan-Won;Park, Jung-Min;Shin, Jin-Ho;Kim, Ji-Youn;Jeon, Sang-Rok;Song, Tae-Suk;Yoon, Sung-Sik;Kim, Jin-Man
    • Food Science of Animal Resources
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    • v.29 no.4
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    • pp.523-532
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    • 2009
  • Changing health awareness has had an important effect on the functional food industry and is creating greater market opportunities. Unfortunately, there is no statement on functional dairy products in the Processing of Livestock Products Act. As a result, there is confusion in the market and legal difficulties with regard to the advertising of functional dairy products. This study was carried out to improve the current standardization of functional dairy products by comparing the domestic Health/Functional Food Act with the Japanese Health Promotion Law, and by investigating scientific data and articles from various literature and the Internet. In Japan, the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) officially presented the Food with Health Claims (FHC) system that consists of Food with Nutrient Function Claims (FNFC), and innovated Food for Specified Health Uses (FOSHU). In 2005, the FOSHU system was changed to include several new subsystems: Current, Standardized, Reduction of disease risk, and Qualified FOSHU. Finally, to manufacture FOSHU, scientific evidence pertaining to such products must be examined by MHLW. Since FNFC was allowed, only 12 vitamins, ${\beta}-carotene$, and five minerals were approved, though without scientific evidence of efficacy. The Korean Health/Functional Food Act requires that health/functional foods (HFFs) be marketed in measured doses. There are two types of HFFs: generic and product-specific. There are 67 ingredients listed in the act for generic HFFs, and if an HFF has a new active ingredient, it is considered a product-specific HFF. Product-specific HFFs must be approved by the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA). With the present standards, it is impossible to label and advertise functional dairy products with health/functional claims. Government agencies must cooperate to solve this problem, and standardization should be carried out by considering existing health/functional products and claims/indications from other countries.

Regulatory View of Point on Health Functional Foods in Korea, Japan, and China

  • Jeong, Jeong-Suk;Kim, Sung-Chull;Jeong, Choon-Sik
    • Natural Product Sciences
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    • v.10 no.6
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    • pp.310-314
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    • 2004
  • This is the re-arrangement of the 2004 Asia Nutrition & Dietary Supplement Conference organized by ABF(The Asia Business Forum) in Singapore, especially regulatory view of point of health functional foods for Korea, Japan, and China. Foods that may have health benefits beyond the traditional nutrients that they contain are often called 'Functional Foods'. The concept of functional foods has become popular in recent years, first in Japan and later in other countries, including the USA. In USA, The functional foods was controlled by ACSH (the American Council on Science and Health). In Korea, 'Functional Foods'. was defined on the 'The Law for the Health Functional Foods'(Law No. 6727 : effective as of $26^{th}$, Aug. 2002). KFDA(Korea Food and Drug Administration) is the only authority body for approval, advertisement and claims for the Health Functional Foods in Korea. In Japan, the Japan Health Food and Nutrition Food Association controls the approval, regulate functional foods' advertisement and claims under the name of FOSHU (Foods for Specified Health Uses). In China, the State Food and Drug Administration(SFDA) is the only authoritative organization for the application, supervision and administration of health related products. Asia, especially Korea, Japan and China, is one of the leader in the vitamins and dietary supplement(VDS) market. Regulatory issues on restrictions are the most important how to tap into the health functional foods market including Korea.

Health Functional Foods Advertisement Character through the Results of the Advertisement Evaluation (광고 심의 결과로 본 건강기능식품 광고 특성)

  • Hwang, Sung-Wan
    • The Korean Journal of Health Service Management
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    • v.5 no.2
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    • pp.15-22
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    • 2011
  • The purpose of this study is to analyze the characteristics of advertising of health functional food. We utilize 1,716 cases which underwent a screening before advertising from January to December in 2008. The results show the following findings. There were statistically differences between printing and broadcasting. Vitamin 613 cases have received the most review in the functional food types. There were statistically differences between manufacturers and distribution companies. March was the most screening in months. The results show the following findings. There were statistically differences between domestics and import products. In this study, Manufacturers are better than distribution companies for undergoing a screening of the health functional food advertisement.