Consultation on Stretto IV completed

Expected changes for food supplements (FS) in the course of Stretto IV

The consultation on the latest partial revision of food law has been closed since 31 January 2023. The following changes are planned for food supplements in particular: a) The specific term "food supplement" will be sufficient. The characterising substances (previously e.g. "with vitamins and minerals") may also be explained elsewhere on the labelling. It no longer has to be within the scope of the specific term. b) For food supplements with herbal ingredients: the list of banned substances in the Ordinance on Food of Herbal Origin will be extended - to include preparations. c) Newly permitted substances will be magnesium citrate malate and nicotinamide riboside chloride. d) The maximum amounts for L-isoleucine, L-leucine and L-valine will be increased. e) The 15% rule for significance for “other substances” will be slightly relaxed (if provable). It is expected that the changes will enter into force in Q4 2023 or Q1 2024.

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