The Regulation on the Importation, Production, Processing and Supply of Food Supplements was published by the Ministry of Food and Forestry on May 2, 2013, in the Official Gazette and came into force on August 2, 2013. The Regulation is not only the first regulation specific to food supplements but also includes provisions for the control and approval mechanism for food supplements that is to be established. However due to the many legislative changes it can be expected that the TMMDA will enact its own legislation related to this product group even though currently it is executed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
With the Regulation on Licensing of Foods for Special Medical Purposes published on January 28, 2023, a new regulation was made regarding food for special medical purposes, previously regulated by the guidelines. The TMMDA has introduced a license requirement for foods for special medical purposes. In this context, we think that the TMMDA will continue to regulate similar issues into 2023. The TMMDA published the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Licensing Regulation in the Official Gazette dated February 03, 2023, right after the Regulation on Licensing of Foods for Special Medical Purposes was published.