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july12.2014 bDisclaimer of no therapeutic value on packaging of food/dietary supplements sought

july12.2014 bDisclaimer of no therapeutic value on packaging of food/dietary supplements sought

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Disclaimer of no therapeutic value on packaging of food/dietary supplements sought
A lawmaker is pushing for the printing of disclaimers on the packaging of food anddietary supplements that effectively give the message that these do not have any proventherapeutic value.Rep. Catherine Barcelona-Reyes (1
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 District Camarines !orte" said there is a needto inform people a#out the difference #etween food supplements and drugs as takingfood$dietary supplements can lead to health pro#lems.%Drugs are stamped with an approval of therapeutic claim #y the &ood and DrugAdministration (&DA" while food$dietary supplements are not given such approval'Barcelona-Reyes eplained.)he lady solon filed *ouse Bill +, which seeks to ensure health protectionthrough visi#le disclaimers on food$dietary supplements packaging and #ottles.%)he purpose of the #ill is to ensure that disclaimers on dietary supplementseffectively are very visi#le enough to inform the people of the lack of any approvedtherapeutic claim on the part of these supplements' she said.Another o#/ective of the measure is to ensure that the packaging of food$ dietarysupplements do not mislead the people into #elieving that these have the same proveneffects of drugs which are approved #y the &DA.)he #ill provides that food$dietary supplements found in the market shall #ear in ahighly and visi#le font and print and in #oth 0nglish and &ilipino the phrase %!A22R30D )*0RA204)5C C6A57 B8 )*0 &D A!D DR49AD75!5:)RA)5!. )*5: 7A!4&AC)4R0D 2RD4C) *A: !:C50!)5&5CA668-2R30! *0A6)* B0!0&5).'5t further states that the disclaimer shall #e printed on at least ; percent of thedisplay surface of these food$dietary supplements and that nothing shall #e printed on thelocation where it is likely to o#scure or cover the disclaimer in part or in whole.6ikewise the #ill prohi#its any person or legal entity to sell or commerciallydistri#ute or display any food$dietary supplement without ensuring that the packagingmeets the disclaimer re<uirement under this Act. &or manufacturers importers and eporters of food$dietary supplements who violate
NR # 3525BJULY 12, 2014

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