Law regulations concerning food supplements, dietetic food and novel food containing herbal substances

JUSTYNA BARANIAK, RADOSŁAW KUJAWSKI, MARCIN OŻAROWSKI

Abstract

Food supplements are concentrated sources of nutrients and/or other substances with a nutritional or physiological effect. However, they often contain herbal substances or their preparations. Food supplements belong to category of food and for that reason are regulated by food legislation. European Union regulations and directives established general directions for dietary supplements, dietetic food, which due to their special composition or manufacturing process are prepared for specific groups of people with special nutritional needs, and novel food/novel food ingredients to ensure product safety, suitability and appropriate consumer information.
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