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Defining and dealing with nutraceuticals in the US

The term “nutraceutical” does not have any official standing, which opens up a number of questions on the dilemma facing all involved in the industry. Is there a legal definition of a nutraceutical? How do nutraceuticals differ from either a nutrient or a drug? What rules govern their safety and efficacy?

This article can also be found at Feed Mix, volume 9, no. 6

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