MOH: Therapeutic & Natural Health Products update - July 2022
Natural Health Products NZ is pleased to see in the latest MOH Therapeutic & Natural Health Products Update that the Ministry of Health intends to regulate natural health products via a self-assessment/declaration process. We view this as the only logical risk and cost proportionate pathway for low-risk products such as NHPs.
We are encouraged to see in the MoH's diagrams clear recognition that NHPs can be therapeutic and are hopeful that our extensive discussions with the MoH will result in all of the types of claims permitted for NHPs being enabled in the new legislation.
We encourage members to engage directly with us and importantly also with the MoH via their contact email should you have specific concerns. We also encourage members to begin preparing for the ability to participate in consultation via the select committee process. To assist we have provided Regulatory Resource information on our website.