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New funding to support industry

29th August, 2013

Nutrigenomics New Zealand will be providing new resources for industry through the development of a health claim database.

A new research programme will be initiated with funding from the Government’s MBIE funding round to develop a database of existing validated biomarkers that the New Zealand food industry can use to support the development of new functional food products.

The funding will be used to build a database of relevant information that can be used in substantiating health claims under FSANZ regulations. Nutrigenomics New Zealand will also provide consultation services to food companies to develop approved health claims and will establish an advisory panel to ensure the research programme is relevant to industry.