Coined in 1989 by Stephen DeFelice, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Innovation in Medicine, the portmanteau “Nutraceuticals” (which combines “nutrient” and “pharmaceutical”) is an umbrella term used to describe products derived from food sources that offer health benefits beyond the basic nutritional value found in foods.

While there is no regulatory definition for “nutraceuticals,” they have come to encompass several categories of products, including dietary supplements, functional foods, nutritional beverages, and medical foods.

Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act): The United States Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act is a set of laws passed by Congress in 1938 giving authority to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to oversee the safety of food, drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics.

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Signed into law on Jan. 4, 2011, FSMA was passed in response to changes in the global food system and understanding that preventable foodborne illness is both a significant public health problem and also a threat to the economy and stability of the food system.
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