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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Food supplements

What are Food Supplements ?

Updated on 04/08/2016

Keywords : Nutrition, Food supplements, Minerals, Vitamins, Nutrivigilance

The concept of food supplement is relatively new. It has been defined by the European Parliament in Directive 2002/46/EC and in France by the Decree of 20 March 2006:  “Food supplements means foodstuffs, the purpose of which is to supplement the normal diet and which are concentrated sources of nutrients or other substances with a nutritional or physiological effect, alone or in combination…”

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