Bill To Extend The Expiry Date Of The Dietary Supplements Regulations

As you will be aware, the Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985 (the Regulations) are due to expire on 1 March 2021. 

Just to let you know that the Food (Continuation of Dietary Supplements Regulations) Amendment Bill was introduced in to the House of Representatives yesterday to ensure the current regime can continue while a new regulatory regime for natural health products (which include dietary supplements) is being developed. The Bill extends the Regulations by five years until 1 March 2026. 

The Ministry for Primary Industries has advised us that it does not anticipate needing the entire length of the proposed extension to implement a new regime. It is set at five years to ensure that the necessary work to implement an improved regulatory regime can be done without requiring further extensions if unforeseen circumstances arise.

For more information on extending the Regulations, click here.
The Regulatory Impact Assessment can be downloaded here.