The sporting industry is big business, and includes the development and marketing/advertising of various pills, powders, bars and drinks.
In Australia, supplements that belong to the pill and powder category fall under the control of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), and must comply with certain laws (including ensuring that products do not contain ingredients banned by Australian custom laws).
Sports foods, including bars and drinks, fall under the control of Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ). FSANZ regulates the ingredients and labeling of sports foods, and permits a limited number of claims to be made on the product package.
Sports Lawyers can provide advice in relation to the above sports foods and supplement law and regulation compliance.
This includes advice on the following topics:
- packaging and labelling to ensure compliance with the Australia New Zealand Joint Food Standards Code, and other consumer legislation;
- advising on the legalities of nutrition and health claims;
- advising on permission/prohibition of dietary supplements and sports food ingredients, product development and importation requirements;
- advising on whether food-related products are considered to be a food, medicine or dietary supplements and the accompanying regulatory requirements of each; and
- advising clients on dealing with customer complaints and product recalls.
Food Standards (Australia & New Zealand)
The regulation of complementary medicines in Australia - an overview