MHRA investigates herbals cases

The MHRA says it is investigating a number of reported breaches of the new regulatory regime for herbals.

The Agency says it will investigate potential offences on a “case-by-case basis”.

An MHRA  spokesperson told Natural Products it was “unable to disclose cases under investigation” but warned if there was evidence that herbal products had been placed illegally onto the market after the April 30 deadline (marking the ending of the Transition Period of the THMPD) it would inform the company or individual that they were “committing a criminal offence” and “prosecute if necessary”.

The spokesperson added: “Enforcement/compliance action will be targeted on products which pose a risk to public health but action will be considered in the case of any company making, importing or wholesaling a medicinal product which does not have the appropriate authorisation”