Regulations are central to product formulation efforts. They determine the ingredients (e.g., conventional or innovative) that can be used, the levels at which the ingredients may be used, and the claims that can be conveyed on product labels. This presentation provided a review of the U.S. regulations on nutrition and health claims related to protein and the approval process for the use of novel protein sources. The discussion was then expanded to look at the regulatory requirements related to protein claims in other regions, with a primary focus on Canada and Mexico. By gaining insights into the current environment for protein claims in the U.S. and its largest trading partners, formulators can better evaluate ingredient options for product success.
Kathy Musa-Veloso, Ph.D., Director, Health Claims and Clinical Trials, Food and Nutrition Group, Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy speaking on “Protein Regulations” at the 2014 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar.