California Governor vetoes weight loss product bill
September 30, 2022
California Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday vetoed Assembly Bill 1341, legislation that would have extensively limited access to a broadly defined class of dietary supplement and OTC products “sold for or used with the intent to achieve weight loss." Over the last two years, AHPA has worked closely and directly with Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, the bill's sponsor, to present the interests of consumers and the responsible sports nutrition industry.
AB 1341 would have required the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to develop a list of products that would be subject to the bill's restrictions. In his veto message, Governor Newsom stated that this work is “beyond the scope of the department's capabilities.”
Governor Newsom also stated that CDPH is prepared to work with the legislature next session to address sales age limits and other potential legislative actions relevant to these product categories.
AHPA will continue its active engagement in any legislative developments on this matter. Related inquiries can be directed to Robert Marriott, AHPA's Director of Regulatory Affairs, at email@example.com.