This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 30 August 2013, amend the Medicines (Related Products (Exempted Foods)) Regulations 2003 by excluding certain foods that have a health claim (as defined in Standard 1.2.7—Nutrition, Health and Related Claims of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code) made in relation to them from being related products for the purposes of the Medicines Act 1981.
They also amend regulation 4 by—
revoking subclauses (1) to (3), which ceased to have effect on 20 December 2004; and
inserting a new subclause (6), which provides that regulation 4 is revoked on the close of 17 January 2016. Regulation 4(4) and (5) concerns Standard 1.1A.2 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. That Standard is a transitional standard that operates concurrently with Standard 1.2.7 for 3 years. At the end of those 3 years, on 17 January 2016, Standard 1.1A.2 will cease to operate and, accordingly, regulation 4 will cease to have effect and will be revoked.
Date of notification in Gazette: 29 August 2013.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Health.