Labelling of food supplements
Food supplements are concentrated sources of nutrients or other substances with a nutritional or physiological effect. People take supplements to correct nutritional deficiencies, ensure that they take in enough of certain nutrients, or to support specific physiological functions.
Food supplements are designed to be taken in small quantities and are sold in different forms, such as:
- powder sachets
- drop dispensing bottles
Whether you manufacture, sell or import food supplements, you need to ensure that the product complies with EU rules.
Food supplements must comply with general food labelling rules and display:
- portion of the product recommended for daily consumption
- warning not to exceed the recommended daily dose
- statement that food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced diet
- statement that the product should be stored out of the reach of young children
The labelling, presentation or advertising of food supplements are forbidden from featuring claims that the product prevents, treats or cures a disease.