Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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The French Law of 24 June 2014 establishing the list of authorized botanicals in food supplements and their conditions of use has been published the 17 July 2014 in the French Official Journal. It will be enforced the 1rst January 2015.

This law provides the list of botanicals contained in the food supplements in France authorized since 2006, according to the principle of the free movement of goods. The requirements are specific to each botanical:

  • Parts of plant
  • Levels of metabolites
  • Specific substances to monitor
  • Warnings and precautions of use aimed at populations at risk.

Any company commercializing a food supplement containing botanicals will have to ensure the availability of the following technical dossiers in case of authorities control:

  • For botanical preparations: a QUALITY dossier providing information on CHARACTERIZATION OF BOTANICAL PREPARATIONS (Annex II)
  • For botanical preparations which nature or conditions of use significantly differ from traditional use: a SAFETY dossier supporting the SAFETY OF BOTANICAL PREPARATIONS (Annex III).

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