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Are supplements regulated in EU?

Are supplements regulated in EU?

Those who may think food supplements are today not legally regulated in the EU are misguided. Since 2002, the EU has created a legal and regulatory framework for these products with the Food Supplements Directive 2002/46/EC.

Are food supplements regulated in the UK?

In the UK, food supplements are required to be regulated as foods and are subject to the provisions of general food law. In Northern Ireland, EU food law relating to food supplements will continue to apply, as listed in the Northern Ireland Protocol .

Can you take vitamins from UK to EU?

Food supplements produced in the UK can no longer be labelled as being of EU origin or carry the EU flag. Companies must indicate their European address.

What countries regulate supplements?

2. Definitions, terminologies and classifications

Country Regulatory Agency
New Zealand Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)
Canada Health Canada (HC)
China China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)
Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) for Medicines Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) for Supplements

What is the Food Supplements Directive?

HAVE ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE: 1. This Directive concerns food supplements marketed as foodstuffs and presented as such. These products shall be delivered to the ultimate consumer only in a pre-packaged form. 2.

What does the EU directive say about vitamins and minerals?

The directive lays down the rules applicable only to the use of vitamins and minerals in the manufacture of food supplements. The use of substances other than vitamins or minerals in the manufacture of food supplements may be governed by national rules or may be subject to other specific EU legislation.

What is the EU legislation on food supplements?

The reference EU legislation in the area of food supplements is Directive 2002/46/EC, which establishes harmonised lists of the vitamins and minerals substances used in the manufacture of food supplements and the labelling requirements for these products.

Does the EU Medicinal Products Directive apply to medicinal products?

This Directive shall not apply to medicinal products as defined by Directive 2001/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2001 on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use (7). For the purposes of this Directive: