Marketing of functional foods, supplements and natural products is a highly regulated area, and the pathway to market can vary considerably with regard to whether a product is considered a food or medicine (which includes nutritional supplements and natural products). This unit will explore the regulatory pathways available for functional foods in Australia, and compare these to other international markets, exploring aspects such as quality assurance, quality control, marketing claims, and sources of raw compounds (natural, semi synthetic, extraction processes). Related aspects will also be covered including supplement formulation development.
|Unit name||Food and Drugs to Market|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
|Coordinator||Professor Luke Bereznicki|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Compare and contrast the pathway to market for foods and medicines.
- Apply criteria to ascertain whether a product is a food or medicine.
- Examine the key international regulatory requirements for foods, supplements and natural products.
- Investigate the nature of quality assurance measures for functional foods, supplements and natural products.
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