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Huge Supplements Ban Coming To Europe

In August 2005, everything in Europe is about to change. Over 300 bioavailable nutrient forms present in over 5,000 safe vitamin and mineral products that include a large number of the safest, most readily absorbed and most effective, food-derived forms will be banned from the market.

It all stems from radical legislation passed in Europe by member State governments in June 2002 known as the EU Food Supplements Directive (FSD).

EU ban angers health food makers

By Angela Saini

Wednesday, July 13, 2005;

LONDON, England -- The British Health Food Manufacturers' Association (HFMA), a body representing 140 firms worldwide, has expressed anger at the European Union's decision to ban high-dose health supplements.

HFMA director David Adams has called upon British Prime Minister Tony Blair to push for a change in the legislation. The UK government has previously expressed concern over the directive.

He told CNN: "We are very disappointed with the decision."

VITAMINS BAN ON HORIZON - CALL CONGRESS NOW!

By: Devvy

July 12, 2005

NewsWithViews.com

The American people are once again, about to be denied the right to care for our bodies the way we want and not managed by the big pharmaceutical companies. The warning about CODEX has been out there. I've been following this closely because it will negatively impact tens of millions of us who use supplements and don't run to the doctor for every little thing.

Major independent scientific study launched on food supplement regulation

The Netherlands-based HAN Foundation, an independent group of leading risk assessment scientists, today commences a 9-month study to shed light on the EU's 'black box' regulation of food supplements.

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release

27 June 2005

MAJOR INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC STUDY LAUNCHED TO SHED LIGHT ON EU’S ‘BLACK BOX’ REGULATION OF FOOD SUPPLEMENTS

Wonderful Window of Opportunity Just Opened to Change U.S. CODEX Policy!

Important Message from Rima E. Laibow, MD, to All Health Conscious Americans: Urgent Action Required!

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government."
- Thomas Jefferson

Dear Health Conscious American,

Bureaucrats of Brussels swallow up 72 words to define 'food'

Tue 8 Mar 2005

GEOFF MEADE

IN THE world of Brussels bureaucrats, precision is everything. That is why, when asked to produce a definition of the word "food", it took them no fewer than 72 words.

That compares with only 18 in the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, which says food is: "What one takes into the system to maintain life and growth, and to supply waste; aliment, nourishment, victuals."

Summer of '05 Critical Time for Dietary Supplements

by Suzan Walter

The future of dietary supplements may be determined by what happens this summer. Not just one, but many different yet related matters are all coming to a head during the spring and summer months of 2005. Since everything is interrelated, you will want to track national, regional, and international events.

When you review articles and e-mails dealing with supplements (and there are a number making the rounds), it is important that you understand the impact of each of these events individually, as well as collectively.

BRC backs sensible approach to health and nutrition claims

May 27, 2005

BRC BACKS SENSIBLE APPROACH TO HEALTH AND NUTRITION CLAIMS

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has welcomed yesterday's decision by the European Parliament to remove parts of the 'European Regulation on Nutrition and Health Claims' that would confuse customers and undermine the food industry's work on product innovation.