Dietary Supplements: Foods, Medicines, or Both? A Controversial Designation with Unspecific Legislation
Methods: The present review article intends to provide information concerning the variations on the definition of dietary supplements, the allowable substances on it, as well as the marketing and labelling requirements among the USA and the EU legislation.
Results/Conclusions: In fact, several discrepancies can be found between regulations in the USA (mainly regulated by the Food and Drugs Administration) and in the EU (principally regulated by the Food Supplements Directive or by the Directive 2001/83/EC), and even between the different Member States of the EU, with the main differences observed in new products marketing requirements.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2017
This article was made available online on March 29, 2017 as a Fast Track article with title: "Dietary Supplements: Foods, Medicines, or Both? A Controversial Designation with Unspecific Legislation".
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