FOOD SCIENCE ›› 2009, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (19 ): 356-359.doi: 10.7506/spkx1002-6630-200919083

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Comparison of Functional Foods Industries at Home and Abroad

SUN Chuan-fan   

  1. China Rural Technology Development Center, Beijing 100045, China
  • Received:2009-08-15 Online:2009-10-01 Published:2010-12-29
  • Contact: SUN Chuan-fan


Functional food is known as a 21th century’s food and the functional foods industry has become one of the most promising and vigorous industries. This paper detailedly compares functional foods industries at home and abroad from the following aspects: industrial scale and classification, consumption group and technical research and development, and analyzes systemically the main problems and advantages to the development of our functional foods industry. Based on this, a number of promising countermeasures are proposed.

Key words: functional foods, comparison, countermeasure

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