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Dietary Supplementation

EU Court of Justice to Decide Fate of Supplements in Europe

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Posted on Jun 23, 2005, 2 p.m. By Bill Freeman

The European Court of Justice is deliberating a challenge to the European Food Supplements Directive, which is expected to sharply decrease availability of nutritional supplements in Europe. The measure is setting tight rules for composition and envisages maximum dosages for vitamins and minerals, threatening to eliminate many of the more advanced supplement formulations from the market.
The European Court of Justice is deliberating a challenge to the European Food Supplements Directive, which is expected to sharply decrease availability of nutritional supplements in Europe. The measure is setting tight rules for composition and envisages maximum dosages for vitamins and minerals, threatening to eliminate many of the more advanced supplement formulations from the market. The decision in the case has been announced for 12 July, just three days after the conclusion of the Codex Alimentarius Commission's meeting, scheduled to take place in Rome from 4 to 9 July 2005. Codex is expected to give final approval to a similar measure, the so-called Codex vitamin and mineral guidelines, which will affect the global supply of nutrient-rich products.

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