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European citizens could be denied access to high potency vitamin and mineral supplements by a lack of awareness of the products’ importance amongst new Members of European Parliament, according to consumer rights organisation Consumers for Health Choice. The pan-European grassroots consumer body has warned that a turnover of more than half of the EU Parliament… » read more

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Whitehouse Consultancy Chairman, Chris Whitehouse, uses his column in Natural Products News to predict a big fight ahead to defend consumer access to safe and popular higher potency food supplements. By the time this article is published an entirely new European Parliament will have met for the very first time. These are the men and… » read more

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The decision by both the European and the US authorities to approve the use of the new sweetener Advantame adds a new weapon to the arsenal of those seeking to tackle obesity. For many years now there have been sustained customer trends to choose low calorie products to the extent that for the main cola… » read more

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A move by the Commission to amend the law on honey won’t buy off opposition from the anti-GMO lobby. The European Commission has today published Directive (EU) 66/2014 amending Council Directive 2001/110/EC relating to honey. This new piece of legislation constitutes a review of the Honey Directive that was triggered by a ruling of the… » read more

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The European Union exists to regulate, and therefore it regulates, as Descartes would have said; and in no area is that more true than in that of food law argue food law experts Kasia Wilk & Chris Whitehouse. The European Union is not particularly popular at the moment, and many would like to repatriate a… » read more

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The leading pan-European trade body for specialist sports nutrition products has launched an online survey to find out who is using such products and why. The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has posted its survey on its website and is encouraging athletes and users of sports nutrition products to provide data about the kind… » read more

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The organic sector must engage now with the institutions of the European Union if it is to secure the right outcome for new legislation on organic food. With all the hype around the upcoming European Parliamentary election (even though many around Europe have not noticed) one might be forgiven to have missed the release at… » 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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