Food supplement use and labels

Supporting documents containing information about the use and labelling of food supplements in England.



The responsibility for legislation on food supplements in England transferred from the Food Standards Agency to the Department of Health on 1 October 2010. These supporting documents have been updated to reflect this change and update references.

The changes to the presentation of the documents do not represent a revision in the approach to guidance on the legislation.

These documents are aimed at all food businesses that manufacture, process, distribute, use, sell or import food supplements. They offer a quick guide to the compositional and labelling rules that apply to these products.

Businesses seeking advice on the labelling of individual products should contact their local Trading Standards or Environmental Health Office. Visit ‘find a food safety team’ for details of your nearest office.

Published 26 September 2011
Last updated 13 May 2013 + show all updates
  1. Documents replaced 13 May 2013
  2. First published.