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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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ESSNA Vice-Chair Martin Cheifetz has appeared on BBC Radio Kent’s Breakfast show, representing ESSNA, on Monday 30th June just after 8am. Mr Cheifetz, who was interviewed by John Warnett and appeared alongside a number of other experts, discussed the sports nutrition industry’s concerns around the industrial chemical dinitrophenol (DNP), which the radio show was able… » read more

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The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has announced that leading medical herbalists, Herbs in a Bottle, and the European experts on regulatory advice in health, Nutraveris, have joined its membership. Herbs in a Bottle, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of quality sports nutrition, and Nutraveris, which provides scientific and regulatory advice on health… » 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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UPDATE: The Daily Mirror has taken down its article suggesting that Isla Vista killer Elliot Rodger’s consumption of creatine as a sports nutrition supplement may have contributed to his actions following a swift response by the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA). ESSNA’s defence of the substance highlighted its safety record and explained the lack… » 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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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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