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SHODEX Chromato News March 2022

news | 14 March 2022
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NEW! Technical Article No. 18

Analysis of Functional Ingredients (Anti-Obesity Agents) in Beverages and Foods

In Japan, since April 2015, the nation started the “Foods with Functional Claims (FFC)” system to help general consumers obtain correct information and wisely select foods. A FFC product package clearly shows that it is a FFC product and describes its claimed functionalities. FFC can be obtained by submitting the necessary documents to the consumer affairs agency. The submission does not require any national examination to prove ingredient’s safety nor functionality. FFC is approved, as long as the producer states the functionality of the food based on scientific evidences and be responsible to the statement. In March 2021, there are more than 3,500 submitted FFC. It can be said that the FFC market is keep expanding.

In this application, we optimized analytical conditions for the analyses of functional food ingredients – especially focused on anti-obesity agents that are registered as functional food ingredients in the database and which are used in commercial beverages and foods.

acetic acid in vinegar drinks,
catechins in green teas,
chlorogenic acid in coffee,
lactoferrin in a supplement, and
✓ α-linolenic acid in a cooking oil,

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