USA: Patent granted for flu-fighting chewing gum containing tea
Functional confectionery is on the up, and the most recent invention in this field to gain a US patent is a chewing gum intended to prevent infection by the influenza virus. The patent has been assigned to Mitsui Norin Co of Tokyo, Japan. The gum includes at least 0.03% weight of tea polyphenol and contains no organic acids.
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