Regulatory updates on sports food formulations

Food Standards Australia New Zealand has released the first of two Consultation Papers ahead of a review of sports food regulation in Australia and New Zealand. This first Consultation Paper signals significant potential changes to sports food formulation permissions. This article addresses the issues covered under the Consultation Paper, the potential implications for businesses looking to innovate in the sports food space, as well as the impact of separate anti-doping requirements, and recent Therapeutic Goods Administration actions that also tighten the regulations on sports foods.