Updated at 5.27pm: China's Ministry of Health will hold a special hearing this month to discuss the use of a dietary supplements to ease growing concerns about the safety of genetically modified food. The vice-director of the ministry's Association of Chinese Health Care Sciences, Huang Mingda, told China Youth Daily on Wednesday his agency would invite industry experts and government officials to discuss genetically-altered food, such as a nucleic acid dietary supplements now for sale. The nucleic acid capsules, made by Dalian Zhenao, are designed to help people boost their immune systems. Mr Huang told mainland reporters the ministry has approved about 10 genetically modified foods made from nucleic acid. But he said scientists were concerned about commercials aired by manufacturers, saying unscientific claims by advertisers could ruin the dietary supplement industry. Mr Huang said Chinese consumers also want to know more about how nucleic acid affected their bodies and how safe genetically modified foods are. The ministry will assess expert and public opinion to draft pro-consumer and pro-industry regulations. Results of the hearing would also be made public. Chinese experts have told mainland media most people do not need nucleic acid supplements, as their bodies normally produce enough nutrients on their own. People who need it should take no more than 2 grams a day.