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Food supplements: very light legislation

2021-05-18T22:06:01.326Z

To market a food supplement, it suffices to make a simple declaration to the DGCCRF. “The whole ambiguity of these products is that they look like drugs. Especially since they are sold in pharmacies and the pharmacists themselves do not always make the difference. This maintains confusion in the minds of consumers, ” explains Aymeric Dopter, deputy head of the nutrition risk assessment unit at the National Agency for Food, Environmental and Health Safety. of work (ANSES). To disc



“The

whole ambiguity of these products is that they look like drugs.

Especially since they are sold in pharmacies and the pharmacists themselves do not always make the difference.

This maintains confusion in the minds of consumers, ”

explains Aymeric Dopter, deputy head of the nutrition risk assessment unit at the National Agency for Food, Environmental and Health Safety. of work (ANSES).

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Legally, food supplements designate

"foodstuffs whose purpose is to supplement a normal diet and which constitute a concentrated source of nutrients or other substances having a nutritional or physiological effect alone or in combination" ...

All the micronutrients that l 'we find in food, 17 minerals, such as magnesium, iron, potassium, and 13 vitamins, fall within this definition, but also very varied substances, such as amino acids, caffeine,

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Source: lefigaro

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