News and updates


News and Updates
Latest developments in policy and legislation, information updates, and international discourse.

  • New Zealand First’s – The Food (Health Supplements) Amendment Bill
    The Natural Health Alliance fully supports the intent of this proposed bill by keeping health/dietary supplements within the category of food. It is critical that these products remain regulated under the Food Act.  This will ensure they are safe for consumption by consumers but at the same time provide a pragmatic regulatory framework that allows the industry to thrive without the unnecessary barriers to trade that any form of therapeutic regulation would have imposed. These products are currently manufactured as a food product and this bill would ensure that not only would this continue but compliance to regulation would be […]
  • Natural Health Products Bill Withdrawn From Parliament
    The Natural Health Alliance is delighted that the bill has been withdrawn from Parliament. This is a very welcome development to what would have been regulatory overkill. The bill would have imposed substantial and unjustified compliance costs on the industry, reduced competition, and stifled innovation. It would have caused the closure of several small to medium sized New Zealand businesses. Natural health products are low-risk and we have consistently maintained they are adequately regulated under the Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985. The bill began its parliamentary life in 2011 and was finally withdrawn today 8th November 2017. It is particularly pleasing […]
  • NHA July 2017 Newsletter
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  • NHA eNews June 2017
    Click here to view our online newsletter – to subscribe to receive this newsletter direct to your email, fill in the form below… Featured in this month’s newsletter: • The Natural Health Products Bill (NHPB) is now sitting at placement number 35 on the Parliamentary Order Paper, down two positions since last month • New Zealand First Leader speaks out against the NHPB • ACT and the Maori Party also do not support the NHPB • NPNZ members “New Image” say the Bill should be dropped – permanently!
  • NHA eNews May 2017
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