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      Importing Supplements into the UK - Rules and regulations

      I’m working out imports of herbal supplements and remedies. This includes some vitamins, herbs, extracts, and other items. What are the rules around importing these items into the UK?
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      As long as your products are categorized as food supplements there are some basic regulations to follow.
      • Must comply with the Trade Descriptions Act.
      • Must comply with the Food Safety Act.
      • Labelling standards must be met according to Food Labelling Regulations.
      • Ingredients must be included as part of the labelling.
      • Any claims of curing, treating, or preventing a disease are not allowed.
      • Claims must be accurate and not deceiving.
      • Any natural ingredients including royal jelly, fish oil, iron, calcium, fibre, malt extracts and such are considered foods even in tablet or powder form.
      • Anything considered a medicine or drug must be sold with a license supplied by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Anything that claims to treat, cure, or prevent would fall into this area.
      • The manufacturer should provide you with accurate fact sheets on all items which you sell. As a reseller you also assume the responsibility of the product you import, so you should take care to make sure you know everything possible about the products.
      • Remember that just because something says herbal does not necessarily mean it is all natural. You should check the ingredients to be sure.
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      Great, thank you very much.

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      A good one, Thanks for sharing.

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      Would this be the same for veterinary or pet herbal supplements?

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