Current issues and challenges on functional food

  • Ene Corina, PhD Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Ploiesti


The article sets out the key-details in the field of functional foods, featuring their current role and relevance, which are based on their functions and associated benefits. It also lays down a wide range of issues and key-challenges - related to both consumers and producers - whose approach will determine the future trend line for this sector of food production. The paper shows a series of important elements to be taken into account by governments, experts, sellers and consumers so that the integration of functional food in human nutrition has a positive effect on health and nutritional welfare.


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How to Cite
CORINA, Ene. Current issues and challenges on functional food. Economics of Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 57, n. Spec.num.2, p. 118-126, dec. 2010. ISSN 2334-8453. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 sep. 2020.