From 4 June 2010, new rules apply to the composition and labeling of dietary supplements.

These include a significant increase in the number of vitamins and minerals as well as their chemical forms that are admissible in dietary supplements.

There are also changes to the Recommended Dietary Allowances of vitamins and minerals specified in dietary supplement labelling. For example, the RDA for vitamin E is now 12mg instead of 10 mg and the RDA for riboflavin is now 1.4 mg instead of 1.6 mg. New RDA levels have also been set for other vitamins and minerals, including for vitamin K, potassium, copper, manganese and selenium.

Dietary supplement manufacturers must change product labels to reflect the new RDA levels, as the rules require information on vitamins and minerals in a dietary supplement to be shown as a percentage of the RDA. However, dietary supplements that do not reflect the new RDA levels can continue to be sold in Poland and remain in turnover until 31 October 2012.

Law: Regulation of the Minister of Health on composition and labeling of dietary supplements

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The original publication date for this article was 07/06/2010.