Food supplements will be treated as a single category of products, which will make the regulation on the subject in Brazil more lean and safe. In general, the proposal is to bring together in a single set of standards all health legislation and guidelines for manufacturers of these products.

The initiative is the National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), which, along with the regulated sector and entities interested in the subject, is promoting a broad review of the current standards that must be followed by the industry.

To meet this goal, the body held six public consultations between January and April of this year to receive contributions and suggestions from companies, government, universities, consumer organizations and society in general. The main results and analyzes of the consultations were presented to approximately 120 people on Monday (11), between 9am and 5pm, in the auditorium of Anvisa, in Brasília.

At the opening of the event, the organization’s president, Jarbas Barbosa, stressed that the process of revision of the rules was intense and long, but that will bring benefits to the sector. “After living with various problems related to dietary supplements, we are now moving towards a new regulatory framework,” Barbosa said.

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