Comparing the Australian regulatory frameworks for food, cosmetics and therapeutic goods

Not all edible products for human consumption will necessarily be classed as foods. Depending on the characteristics of the product, its ingredients, the marketing claims and a number of other criteria, it may be possible for such products to be governed by completely different regulators either as foods, cosmetics or therapeutic goods. This article compares the regulatory differences between each and the ways in which marketing claims can impact the regulatory classification.

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