Dietary supplement rules set to be shaken up

A proposed revamp of regulations covering dietary supplements may make it to Parliament next year, Food Safety Authority adviser Ursula Egan says.

The rejig and development of a standard for "supplemented food" is expected to shake up the multi-billion dollar industry which has built up around dietary supplements.

"We propose to amend the dietary supplement regulations and to have a new supplemented food standard," Ms Egan said.

This meant the current dietary supplement regulations would be changed to cover therapeutic-type products in capsules or powders targeted to health benefits rather than nutrition.

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