The European Commission has issued a 'discussion paper' consulting those who have an interest - they call them stakeholders - on their plans to establish so-called upper safe levels, limits of the dosage of nutrients in healthy food supplements.
La Leva di Archimede commented on the discussion paper some time ago.
Here is the text of our comments (July 2006)
See also related:
EU Food Supplements - ANH Says Risk Assessment Models Erroneous
EU Food Supplements - Dutch Scientists Oppose Restrictive Legislation
12 October 2005
EU COURT UPHOLDS SUPPLEMENTS DIRECTIVE FUTURE UNCERTAIN
The 'Framing' of Food Supplements in the EU
From the frying pan into the fire of the 'Precautionary Principle and Risk Assessment'
Bert Schwitters, Dutch author and businessman, describes in intimate detail how the EU plans to remove some of the most effective natural products from the market, through the misuse of the Precautionary Principle. He uses his insight into the complex range of scientific and legal issues that have developed following his 25-year sojourn with the European food supplements industry, in making this analysis. During the 1980s, Bert helped to lay the foundations for the Dutch Association of Natural Products Manufacturers (NPN). His company, International Nutrition Company (INC), sponsors a research project, which isindependently reviewing the entire framework of EU and international food supplements regulation. INC, dedicated this scientific research project to the Alliance for Natural Health.
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