Volume 3 - No 5 - Special Edition: Technological Innovation
EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS FROM FRUIT DIET BETWEEN 1976 TO 2013
Currently the demand for healthier products and innovative products that are safe and practical use has intensified. Following this trend grows the consumption of diet and light. The replacement of sugar by sweetener is perceived in the industry that is increasingly churns out products that can meet consumer expectations. In this context, this exploration was to identify by surveying published patents granted or, with respect to the methods, equipment and dietetic or low calorie and its industrial applications in the period 1976-2013. The survey was conducted from keywords and subject classification codes in international patent database Spacenet and PTO. The first patent document 1976 was identified, being a cola drink and fruit using sucrose and maltitol as sweeteners. Brazil has 17 patents related to food for the dietary be related to the food industry and pharmaceutical, food and veterinary industry. The principal holders of this technology are the Asian countries, led by China that stands in the number patents filed related to the subject. Despite the growing expansion of this market, we need to discuss the process of regulation of products, establish scientific and technological bases for its better development and viable food production with that in addition to meeting the basic nutritional needs played beneficial physiological effects.
PaperID: p 298-312
Author's Name: Adriana Santos da Silva, Eliete da Silva Bispo and Janice Izabel Druzian
Volume: Volume 3
Issues: No 5 - Special Edition: Technological Innovation
Keywords: Diet; sweeteners; obesity; modified food.