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05 December 2016

Best Practices for Food-Based Clinical Trials


Experts from INAF take part in a Canadian reference document

Best Practices for Food-Based Clinical Trials: Guidance for Planning, Conducting  and Reporting  on Human Studies to Support Health Claims, published last May, was commissioned by the Food Regulatory Issues Division of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

The document has been prepared by an important panel of experts lead by Peter Jones of the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (RCFFN) and that included Paul Paquin, Benoît Lamarche and Marie-Eve Paradis from INAF, and several others.

By teaming up for this project, the two most prominent research centres on functional foods in Canada set out to affirm the country’s leadership with respect to conducting high quality clinical trials supporting health claims for foods.

The document is free and available in the Services to Industry section of the INAF website, or can be obtained by writing to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Details can be found on the second page of the document. 

Complete reference
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Best Practices for Food-Based  Clinical Trials: Guidance for Planning, Conducting and Reporting on Human Studies to Support Health Claims. Ottawa: Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2013. Catalogue No. A72-119/2013E-PDF