Herbs and dietary supplements in the European Union: A review of the regulations with special focus on Germany and Poland

Ewa A. Konik, Roman C. Jungling, Brent A. Bauer

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Abstract

In the European Union, the manufacturing of and the trade in herbs and dietary supplements are regulated by pharmaceutical and food laws. While dietary supplements are subject to food laws, provisions dealing with herbs are primarily to be found in pharmaceutical regulations. Having a basic understanding of the complexities of this regulatory environment can help clinicians and their patients understand the unique challenges and opportunities presented by EU herbs and supplements and may help inform regulatory practices in other countries struggling to ensure quality and safety of such products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-57
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Dietary Supplements
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

Keywords

  • European Union
  • dietary supplements
  • herbs
  • regulations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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