Barbara Petersen

On December 5, 2006, I testified on behalf of the Institute of Food Technologists at the Food and Drug Administration’s "Public Meeting on Conventional Foods Being Marketed as ‘Functional Foods.’"

The testimony was based on the 2005 IFT Expert Report, Functional Foods: Opportunities and Challenges, prepared by the IFT Expert Panel. The complete testimony and report are available at The following is a summary of the testimony:

IFT believes that a few changes in regulatory polici…

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