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CFSAN Nutrition Program Review Report

The FDA Law Blog reported on a documented prepared in December 2014 by the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. The report was obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.  The Nutrition Program Review Report focused on prioritizing CFSAN activities in order to enhance nutrition for Americans. Of interest to ISAPP in this report is that probiotics and prebiotics are used several times as examples of bioactive food components that may be beneficial to health. The report advised that FDA monitor the science and developments in the marketplace related to probiotics and other bioactive food components. It states that such increased awareness of the science behind these substances would help in understanding the truthfulness of claims made on products.