This Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) is intended to assist the Australian Government in reaching a decision to address the issues relating to the safe use of sports supplements in Australia. The evidence presented in this RIS does not support the wholesale removal of all food sports supplement products from sale (which is, in any event, is not the intent of any of the options proposed), but does support a greater degree of regulatory oversight for higher-risk products in relation to their product formulation, presentation, manufacture and post-market surveillance.
Need for government action
Policy options considered
Implementation and evaluation
Appendix 1 Regulatory Burden costings
Appendix 2 Examples of ingredients in sports supplements
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.