Urgent Update for all Australian businesses in the health, fitness and wellness industry.
Do you sell, manufacture or distribute health supplements in your business? The current TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) Consultation may affect you.
Due to the short time frame for the consultation, we are urging all Australian businesses in this space to understand the impacts these proposed changes may have, including access to products and ingredients, consumer safety and changes to laws around what you can and cannot sell, produce or distribute.
These changes will impact more than just sports supplements, with up to 70,000 Australian made products at risk of being wiped from the shelves.
Complementary Medicines Australia has outlined its case as to why the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) should extend the consultation period warning “we will see many of the smaller retailers going out of business on the back of 40 to 50 per cent of products being removed from the shelves” Read article here.
Supplements likely to be impacted:
All Australian-made supplemental foods in powder, liquid, capsule, tablet or pill
- Sports supplements
- Fat loss
- Muscle gain
- Mental performance
- Herbal products:
- Gut health products
- Sleep aids
- Plant based nutrients and vitamin blends
- Super foods – apple cider vinegar, herbals, fruit powders, dolomite, clay
- Encapsulated – fibre, superfoods, spirulina, apple cider vinegar, herbal teas, chia seeds, plant oils
- Functional foods – fermented, plant based
The Save Aussie Supplements campaign has been created to help spread awareness of these impacts and to collectively call on the TGA to extend the consultation period to allow for extensive consultation with industry (retailers, manufacturers (FSANZ, TGA and cosmetics), distributors of finished goods and raw materials, regulatory affairs consultancy, universities conducting trials, agricultural industry, naturopaths, dieticians, CMA, and associated services (local and international courier companies, freight forwarders, border security.
What can you do?
Go to www.saveaussiesupplements.com.au to sign up and find out more about the campaign.
Help spread this important update with your customers and your business peers through email and social media.