Malaysians are now more health conscious and there is generally greater awareness of the importance of nutrition to overall well-being. In recent years, many consumers also rely on a variety of “dietary supplements” to improve their health. These diverse products are freely available through a myriad outlets. A variety of products are available in the market, supposedly for the maintenance, prevention and even treatment of chronic diseases. These products may range from foods modified to have special properties or pure forms of vitamins and minerals to extract of various botanical or animal products.
It is important to monitor and regulate the marketing and sale of these products so as to protect the interest and health of the consumer. Some of these products are not clearly defined as “food” or “drug” but are freely marketed. Such product include a variety of so-called health products and have been termed as “food-drug interface (FDI) products.” Generally Food-Drug Interface products are products for oral consumption containing a combination of food ingredients with active substances for oral consumption.
In JasCal Management & Consultancy, we are providing the service of Food Drug Interface Product Classification to confirm whether the product is fall under the category of food or drug.