The Whitehouse Consultancy

Passes for lobbyists are an Orwellian development and should be withdrawn.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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Consumers are gearing up for a major battle with global food supplement companies to prevent consumer choice being sacrificed on the altar of European harmonisation. In the EU, food supplements are regulated as foods and the vitamins and minerals they contain are regulated through harmonised rules. This rather dry statement of fact doesn’t quite catch… » read more

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Italy and the UK are at loggerheads over the latter’s voluntary front of pack “traffic light” food labelling scheme, and the Commission is caught in the middle. Ever since its introduction in June 2013, the British Government’s Front of Pack nutrition labelling scheme proved controversial and generated tensions among other EU Member States. The voluntary… » read more

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Many supporters of the European Union don’t understand the sceptical stance of the British. The very founding documents of the EU speak unashamedly of “step by step” movement towards an “ever-closer union”. So, it’s easy to empathise with the incredulity of our European counterparts when the UK feigns outrage each time Brussels attempts to ratchet… » read more

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