||Our department is responsible for analyses of "Food for Special Dietary
Uses" collected for examination of its food components and analyses
required to proceed with approval of its labeling under the Health Promotion
Law, investigation on the concepts of food labeling, and research on nutritional
and physiological evaluation of food components in foods with health claims.
Futrthermore, information on foods that addresses the increased health
consciousness among people are collected, and impact of labeling of these
food on one's health are investigated, so as to eliminate anxiety surrounding
health foods among consumers. In addition, we attempt to search food components
effective to reduce risk of lifestyle-related diseases.
- Section of Food Component Analysis
This section undertakes analyses of "Food for Special Dietary Uses"
collected for examination, those required to proceed with approval of its
labeling, those of foods with nutritional labeling using GC and HPLC, so
as to confirm that the nutrients and foods components are included as labeled.
- Section of Food and Nutrition Labeling
This section undertakes basic research to evaluate physiological function
of specific nutrient in foods and its labeling. In particular, we work
on nutritional and physiological research, focusing on micronutrients (e.g.
vitamin A, vitamin D), so as to explore possible new application for health
promotion of people.
- Section of Food Function
This section works on research on effectiveness and safety of functional
foods. In particular, our focus is on health effects assessment of the
components of health foods and also on combited effects of foods with certain