Herbalife Dietary Supplements

National Institute of Food and Drug Monitoring – INVIMA Social Protection Ministry Republic of Colombia 011 PRESS RELEASE Herbalife dietary supplements should be reclassified: IN COLOMBIA ARE AUTHORIZED 15 Products of the Herbalife brand Bogota DC April 23, 2008 The INVIMA that 15 of the Herbalife brand products are currently in force Health Registration: two in the category of dietary supplements, drugs and three as the other ten as food, whose files can be viewed via the website www.invima.gov . co. The issuance of each of these records was supplied after an analysis of the components, security and quality of services. To date, no reports of SIVIGILA Epidemiological Surveillance System, or Pharmacovigilance reports have shown cases of adverse reactions in consumers of these products. For the composition of the Herbalife products, they should be reclassified as a dietary supplement, a process which have until September 17, 2008, as referred to in the decrees 3249, 2006 and 4857 of 2007 issued by the Ministry of Protection Social. Dietary Supplements They correspond to the classification of dietary supplements products whose purpose is to add the normal diet and are concentrated source of nutrients and other substances with nutritional or physiological effect that may contain vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids, nutrients and other nutrients derived from plants , concentrates and plant extracts alone or in combination. In the legend of the label of these products is expressly include the text “THIS PRODUCT DOES NOT WORK FOR THE DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE AND does not replace a balanced diet.” Nutrition claims of dietary supplements should not suggest that the product or component alone is sufficient for daily feeding. Advertising of Dietary Supplements Dietary supplements are sold free and advertising must comply with strict regard to the benefits attributed to each of the characteristic ingredients of the composition, does not present information that will confuse, exaggerate or mislead in their composition, origin, effects and other properties of the product, or hold signs preventive or therapeutic rehabilitation. The information disclosedon these products should not clash with the promotion of healthy habits and healthy lifestyles, should not induce or promote eating habits harmful to health, or state that the product fills itself the nutritional requirements of being human, or it can replace a meal, or make comparisons to the detriment of the properties of other products. The INVIMA will be attentive to national and international warnings and continue its work of inspection, monitoring and health control, and if necessary shall review safety or health measures against products of their jurisdiction to ensure the health of the inhabitants of the Colombian territory. JAIRO C

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