On August 12, 2013, we wrote an addendum to our main post, quoting the TGA (Australia), as follows:
“How a product is presented can help to determine whether it will be treated as a food or a medicine. For example a clove of garlic is a food. However, if it is concentrated and marketed in capsule form with claims that it can be used to relieve cold and ‘flu symptoms it will be treated as a medicine. A product’s principal use is of primary consideration when determining whether it is a food or a medicine”.