This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations amend the Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985 in 2 ways. First, they provide a new definition of dietary supplement. The new definition confines a dietary supplement to a therapeutic-type product. This is because dietary supplements that are food-type products are covered by the New Zealand Food (Supplemented Food) Standard 2010. Second, the regulations provide for a 500 mcg maximum daily dose of folic acid in dietary supplements prepared in a way that accords with the New Zealand Code of Good Manufacturing Practice for Manufacture and Distribution of Therapeutic Goods.
The regulations come into force on 31 March 2010.
Date of notification in Gazette: 4 February 2010.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.