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Building scale in future food segments

Herbal Weight Loss Supplements (WLS) are widely thought to be safe due to their natural origins. In Australia, manufacturers are not required to supply evidence of safety, efficacy or quality for their supplements prior to being permitted to enter the market. For this reason, whether weight loss products available on the Australian market are of appropriate quality is not yet completely understood. Undisclosed ingredients of herbal origins, whether intended or not, have the potential to pose a considerable risk to consumers.