BRAZILIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE INDUSTRY OF FOOD FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES AND SIMILARS
ABIAD was founded on July 25, 1986 with the following objectives:
- Assemble entities in general and the private sector in the country, dedicated to the food for special purposes industry.
- Develop among ABIAD members, as well as among other special-purpose food producers in the country, the spirit of partnership, fair competition and effective cooperation.
- Encourage technical improvement through studies and research, economic-financial strengthening and the general development of the food for special-purpose industry in Brazil.
- Foster exchange with national and international associations and similar entities.
- Make available ABIAD member’s expertise and experience to public authorities, Federal Government, States and Municipalities, Autarchic entities, joint capital companies, Cooperatives and private companies in general, for the benefit of Study, clarification and problem solving when it comes to manufacturing and utilization of dietary and special-purpose foods in the country.
- Maintain a continuous information and assistance service to its members on all common interest issues concerning the food for special-purpose industry. The number of ABIAD members is unlimited. As members, companies established in the country engaged in the production, industrialization, commercialization, distribution and importation of dietary and special-purpose foods are entitled to be part of ABIAD, as well as those planning to begin operations in the area. Members are distributed among the following categories: founders, those that made part in its founding and contributors, that are those that pay a monthly fee.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
The categories of special foods where ABIAD has expertise are listed as follows:
1. Foods for nutrient-restriction diets (such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, sodium and other foods for specific purposes).
2. Foods for controlled nutrient intake:
• Food for weight control;
• Food for athletes;
• Food for enteral nutrition diets;
• Food for sugar controlled intake diets;
• Other food for specific purposes.
3. Food for specific population groups:
• Follow-up formulas for infants and earliest infancy;
• Food for pregnant women and nursing mothers;
• Cereal-based foods for infants;
• Infant formulas;
• Food for the elderly;
• Other foods for other specific population groups.
4. Vitamin and/or mineral supplements.
6. Food added with essential nutrients.
7. Dietary and/or low calorie beverages.
8. Food with nutritional and health claims (Functional Food).
WHO IS WHO
Carlos Eduardo Gouvêa
Antonio Marcos Pupin