Andrew Percy – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Andrew Percy on 2014-06-17.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what criteria his Department differentiates a food for special medical purposes and a food supplement.

Jane Ellison

The Department’s role and the definition of these products are set out in legislation. Information on this legislation is available at:



Local authorities are responsible for enforcement of the legislation and provide advice to businesses on compliance with legislation.