Bill to regulate health products

The government’s Health Select Committee has reported back on proposed legislation for regulating natural health products, with all parties involved supporting a revised bill.

The Natural Health Products Bill aims to provide regulation of commercial natural health products, such as vitamin supplements, Echinacea and fish oil. If the bill passes its final reading in Parliament regulations, labelling requirements will likely come into force in 2014.

The Committee’s report on the bill has received some media coverage:

NZ Herald: Bill sets rules for health products

Radio NZ: Health product claims sought on labels

NewsTalk ZB: Natural products industry welcomes regulation