Comparisons of registration requirements of Nutraceuticals in Philippines, Tanzania, Cambodia and India
"Nutraceuticals" are the combination of Nutrition and pharmaceutical. The term Nutraceutical was given by Dr. Stephen in 1989. A dietary supplement is a product taken by mouth that contains a dietary ingredient (Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Amino acids etc.) Numerous definitions and nomenclature for dietary supplements exist worldwide. In India Food Safety and Standards authority (FSSA), defines Nutraceuticals as "foods for special dietary uses or functional foods or health supplements". In Philippines Nutraceuticals are known as food supplement & dilatory supplement. In Sudan, Nutraceuticals are known as dietary supplement & health product .In Cambodia Nutraceuticals are known as health supplement product. Every country has their own guidelines, regulatory requirements which deal with regulatory registration procedures of Nutraceuticals. In order to enter the Indian Nutraceutical market, some of the very important areas of focus include product evaluation, actual product analysis, procuring licenses and developing India specific health and label claims.
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