Glucomannan in tablet form

Glucomannan in tablet form is banned from supply in Australia.

About the ban

The ban applies to glucomannan in tablet form. Glucomannan in capsule and powder form are not banned, as they do not pose the same choking hazard as tablets.

Glucomannan is an appetite suppressant that swells in the stomach to create a feeling of fullness.

Complying with the ban

Consumer Protection Notice — Glucomannan in tablet form sets out the requirements of this ban.

Enforcement

Failure to supply compliant products can result in the ACCC taking action, culminating in:

  • infringement notices of $10 200 for companies and $2040 for individuals
  • court enforceable undertakings
  • disqualification from being a company director
  • court action with penalties up to $1.1m for companies or $220 000 for individuals
  • recall of product.

See: Penalties & consequences.