Regulator saves glucosamine supplements

A UK regulator has won a landmark victory in the High Court to set a precedent on the classification of food supplements.

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency obtained a ruling that glucosamine can in principle continue to be marketed under food law even though one glucosamine product has been granted a licence to be sold as a medicine across the European Union. Regulators have established the principle that they will continue to be permitted to make such regulatory classifications on a case by case basis.

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The Whitehouse Consultancy is Europe’s leading public affairs agency for the specialist health product sector. The agency’s clients include Consumers for Health Choice and the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance.

Chris Whitehouse