Safer food supplements in the Nordic countries

Report from a Nordic workshop November 21-22, 2018


There have been incidents of serious health problems from intake of food supplements, also in the Nordic countries. Since the active substances in such products, the so-called ‘other substances’, are largely unregulated at the EU level, national regulations are needed. A collaboration regarding these substances through a Nordic network will benefit and strengthen the Nordic countries in this area of consumer safety. This project, called ‘Safer food supplements in the Nordic countries’, has established a network for sharing knowledge and risk assessments of ‘other substances’, arranged a workshop November 21-22, 2018, in Oslo, and thereby established a basis for further cooperation in this area. The project will therefore contribute to development of national regulations of ‘other substances’ and to safer food supplements in the future in the Nordic countries.