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Taiwan proposes new rules on health supplements

Health supplements sold in Taiwan will have to clearly state that they are "non-medicine" and have "no curative effect" under new regulations proposed this week, China News has reported.07 Sep 2017

The products must state that  "people suffering from illness should consult a physician", and so give recommended doses following rules drafted by Taiwan's food and drug authority, China News said.

Manufacturers who break the rules will be fined between NT$30,000 ($995) and NT$150,000 ($4,975). There will, however, be a grace period of six months for companies who already have permission to sell health supplements, or are granted permission before the rules come into force.

Public feedback on the changes will now be open for 60 days, the news site said. The new regulations are expected to come into force on 1 January 2018.