THA/259
WTO/SPS
TH Thailand
  • 67 - Lebensmitteltechnologie
2019-01-28
2018-11-30

Food supplement

Draft MOPH Notification, B.E, entitled "Food supplement (No. 3)"

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is proposing to revise the MOPH Notification concerning "Food supplement (No. 3)" as follows:

1.      Clause 4 of the Notification of the Ministry of Public Health (No. 293) B.E. 2548 (2005), Re: Food Supplement dated 26 June, shall be repealed and replaced with:

"Clause 4 Food supplement is regulated under the regulation of food quality or food standards."

2.      Clause 9 and 10 of the Notification of the Ministry of Public Health (No. 293) B.E. 2548 (2005), Re: Food Supplement dated 15 December and the Notification of the Ministry of Public Health (No. 309) B.E. 2550 (2007), Re: Food Supplement (No. 2) dated 7 November, shall be repealed and replaced with:

Clause 9 Labelling of food supplement shall follow the Notification of Ministry of Public Health Re: Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods and declare the information as follows:

9.1     Food name, the word "food supplement" shall be displayed as a part of the name or accompanied with.

9.2     Net quantity of content statement shall be declared as follows:

9.2.1     Food supplement in tablets or capsules showed as number per pack;

9.2.2     Food supplement in liquid showed as net volume;

9.2.3     Food supplement in solid or others showed as net weight;

9.3     Name and amount of main or characteristic ingredients are sorted in descending order.

Clause 10 Precautions or other statements for food supplement products must be declared as in Annex".

The following food supplements are requested to declare additional warning or additional statement:

shark cartilage, pollen, chitosan, fish oil, evening primrose oil, fiber, Royal Jelly and Royal Jelly products, lecithin, ginger and ginger extract, turmeric extract (Curcuminoids) and food supplement with sweetener (e.g. sugar alcohol, acesulfame K, aspartame). 

3.    This notification shall come into force from the day following date of its publication in the Thai Royal Gazette.