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Food Supplements – Legislative Requirements

Friday, 10 May 2024

Understanding the legislation and information essential for food businesses involved in the food supplement sector.

Within the European Union, the legislation which lays down specific requirements for food supplements is Directive 2002/46/EC. This legislation includes rules on:

  • Composition of food supplements (regarding the type and form of vitamins and minerals)
  • Labelling, presentation and advertising of food supplements
  • Notification of food supplements

Food supplements must also comply with other relevant food legislation. In addition, legislation / texts from other sectors may also directly/indirectly impact food supplements. 

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