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Europe’s leading sports nutrition trade association has launched a stinging attack on elite athletes who blame doping infringements on contaminated sports supplements, as witnessed a number of times at the recent Winter Olympiad in Sochi, Russia. The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance’s (ESSNA) Director of Strategy Chris Whitehouse told NutraIngredients that “it’s time sports professionals… » read more

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The power of a Whitehouse blog post is unprecedented! A UK Government agency has reversed its policies after reading one of my earlier postings. The Food Standards Agency has announced that it is reversing its previous decision not to process applications for novel food approvals. The Agency’s Director of Communications, Stephen Humphreys, tells me: “Your… » read more

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Staffing crises and soaring workloads at a UK Government Agency have forced it to throw up its hands in bureaucratic despair, a bizarre email acknowledgment suggests. If you have recently written to the UK Food Standards Agency Novel Foods Team, here is the message you’ve probably received: “If your enquiry relates to submitting a novel… » read more

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Passes for lobbyists are an Orwellian development and should be withdrawn. For many years the European Commission has operated a voluntary register in which political consultants, political lobbyists, campaign groups and public affairs advisors are able to register their staff, their clients and, by order of magnitude, their fees for engaging with the institutions of… » read more

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It seems common sense that, if an error is found in legislation, then this law should be immediately amended; at the very least, the erroneous provision should not be allowed to influence the course of a related court proceeding. This is not, however, how some EU Member States seem to view such a scenario. Three… » read more

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Leading specialist food news site Nutraingredients.com reports on the latest action from the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance, ahead of the London Marathon which is taking place next Sunday. European sports nutrition group raises red flags for London marathoners By Shane Starling, 08-Apr-2014 The 40,000 professional and amateur runners that will spill through the streets… » read more

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The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (www.ESSNA.com) will be represented at Food Matters Live in London in November 2014. This important new health and nutrition forum will see Chair Dr Adam Carey and Vice Chair Martin Cheifetz speaking on the regulation of sports food and compliance on 19th November. More information can be found at… » read more

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Cowboy businesses are no longer welcome in the sport nutrition sector as it becomes increasingly mainstream and regulatory compliant. There was a time when sports nutrition was a word associated with big tubs of unappealing powders and hyper-muscled men consuming steroid-like hormones in gym changing rooms. It is fair to say that protein powders still… » read more

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