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CODEX Assault to Limit Dietary Vitamin Supplements Gaining-Dangerously

May 14, 2004

Even as you read this, our health freedom rights are severely endangered. Access to necessary nutritional supplements and herbs are about to be drastically limited. In most cases, many of these items could be totally curtailed if a special interest agenda, from an international organization that has been carefully planning this for over 40 years, is allowed to succeeding its agenda unopposed:

The United Nations Codex Alimentarius Commission!

Herbal remedies need to be regulated according to the WHO

Geneva - The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday issued guidelines

for ensuring the safety and efficacy of the multibillion-dollar herbal medicines market amid reports that some products are tainted with toxic substances.

The guidelines, intended for national regulatory bodies, lay out the best techniques for growing and harvesting medicinal plants used for various ailments or weight loss, as well as the clear labelling of the contents of any product.

Herbal medicines represent an estimated $60-billion (about R413-billion) a year global market, about 20 percent of th

Why Codex Should Matter to You

by John Hathcock, Ph.D.

If you've been standing on the sidelines, the Codex Alimentarius may seem to be nothing more than a group of food regulators slowly chewing on regulations a few times a year in exotic locations. But those of us who have been in the ballgame for a long time are well aware of the far-reaching influence that Codex Alimentarius and its decision-making body, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, have on our industry.

South Africa Kicked in Teeth at Codex Meeting in Montreal: Vitamin Consumers

IAHF Webmaster: Breaking News, Whats New, Codex, EU FSD, All Countries 

IAHF List: Last week the Codex Committee on Food Labelling held a meeting in Montreal, Canada. The work of this committee overlaps with the work of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Use. 

Vitamin consumers world wide owe a debt of gratitude to the South African Codex Delegation which was represented at this meeting in Montreal by Antoinette Booyzen and Anthony Rees. 

More evidence that there is a serious threat to health freedom

Senator Harkin Script 

Hi. I'm Senator Tom Harkin from Iowa. First let me say how proud I am to have been on your side in the many battles going back to 1994. We worked together to get some important things accomplished for the health of the American people and I thank you for that. 

Just Say NO To the NANNY STATE: Questions Sent to Dr.Schneeman Re Her

Subject: Dr.Schneeman- What Pharmaceutical Research Grants Have You Been Funded By During Your Career? 

To: Barbara Olds Schneeman, Ph.D. Chair- NAS Committee to Create a Framework to Evaluate the Safety of Dietary Supplements 

Dr.Schneeman: I have read your CV at 

DSHEA Summary

DSHEA Summary

The Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) amended previous statutes to encompass dietary supplement-specific provisions including the definition of a "dietary supplement", product safety, nutritional statements and claims, ingredient and nutritional labeling, good manufacturing procedures, and the classification of "new" dietary ingredients.

Under the DSHEA, a dietary supplement:

  • is a product (other than tobacco) that is intended to supplement the diet, which contains one or more of t


For decades, the Food and Drug Administration regulated dietary supplements as foods, in most circumstances, to ensure that they were safe and wholesome, and that their labeling was truthful and not misleading. An important facet of ensuring safety was FDA's evaluation of the safety of all new ingredients, including those used in dietary supplements, under the 1958 Food Additive Amendments to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).