Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985

2 Interpretation

(1)

In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

batch means a quantity of dietary supplement produced under essentially the same conditions during a particular period, and usually from a particular “line” or other identifiable processing unit

common name, in relation to a dietary supplement, means the name by which the dietary supplement is generally known, being a noun defined in a dictionary of the English language of authority and repute in New Zealand to mean that kind of dietary supplement; and also means any expression containing such a noun

container means any box, packet, or other receptacle in which 1 or more packages of dietary supplements are, or are to be, enclosed

dietary supplement has the meaning given to it by regulation 2A

incidental constituent means any extraneous substance, toxic substance, or pesticide that is contained or present in or on any dietary supplement; but does not include any preservative, antioxidant, colouring substance, artificial sweetener, flavouring substance, food conditioner, anti-caking agent, gaseous packing agent, propellant, or vitamin, or any mineral

ingredient means any substance, other than an incidental constituent, that is—

(a)

used in the manufacture or preparation of a dietary supplement; and

(b)

present, whether in a modified form or not, in the final product

principal display panel means the part of a label that is most likely to be displayed, presented, shown, or examined, under ordinary or customary conditions of display for retail sale; and, if such likelihood is equal in respect of 2 or more panels, means every such panel

printed includes written, typewritten, engraved, lithographed, or otherwise traced or copied.

(2)

In these regulations, the symbols specified in the first column of the table of this subclause shall have the meanings specified in relation to those symbols in the second column of the table.

Table of subclause (2)
SymbolMeaning
ggrams
mcgmicrograms
mgmilligrams
mmmillimetres
ppmparts per million

(3)

In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, all references to proportions (whether as percentages, parts per million, or otherwise) shall be references to proportions by weight in a dietary supplement as sold.

(4)

Nothing in these regulations shall prohibit the use of any symbol the style of which conforms with a specimen in the table of subclause (2), or with the conventional usage of metric measurements.

Regulation 2(1) dietary supplement: substituted, on 31 March 2010, by regulation 4(1) of the Dietary Supplements Amendment Regulations 2010 (SR 2010/5).

Regulation 2(1) foodstuff: revoked, on 31 March 2010, by regulation 4(2) of the Dietary Supplements Amendment Regulations 2010 (SR 2010/5).

Regulation 2(1) incidental constituent: amended, on 31 March 2010, by regulation 4(3) of the Dietary Supplements Amendment Regulations 2010 (SR 2010/5).

Regulation 2(1) ingredient: amended, on 31 March 2010, by regulation 4(4) of the Dietary Supplements Amendment Regulations 2010 (SR 2010/5).