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The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has announced that it will host a seminar focusing on sports nutrition regulation, open to all, on Tuesday 7 October. The seminar will deliver an overview of the European legislation that has the greatest effect on the sports nutrition industry, and will aim to clearly explain the different European institutions and the way in which regulation is developed and adopted at EU level.

ESSNA, whose work focuses on campaigning in favour of proportionate EU legislation that does not adversely affect the sports nutrition sector, is the voice of the sports nutrition industry in Europe and works with regulators and policy makers across the EU.

Non-members are welcome to attend the seminar for a fee of £100. The seminar is free to ESSNA members and will take place from 15:00 on 7 October at Greycoat Place in Central London.

Dr Adam Carey, Chair of ESSNA, said “The aim of this seminar is to give our members, as well as the rest of the industry, a better understanding of European legislation that affects the sports nutrition sector and how we work to feed into the development of this legislation to ensure the voice of sports nutrition sector is heard.

“The world of sports nutrition legislation is extremely complicated and we believe it is essential that industry leaders understand all its ins and outs.”

He continued, “In our work ‘policing’ the industry for rogue traders, we’ve written to a number of companies who have then hastened to remove any non-compliant products. More often than not, we’ve found that it comes down to a lack of information as opposed to intentionally breaching the law for commercial gain. Therefore, more education of and to the industry is crucial, and we encourage everyone in our sector to attend this seminar.”

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance is an alliance of European sports nutrition companies that was formed in December 2003.

Members of the Alliance include Adams Food Ingredients, Aminolabs, Body Temple UK, CLF Distribution, First Milk, Future Nutrition, Iovate Health Sciences, Kinetica, Mass Nutrition Kostexperten, Maxinutrition, myprotein.co.uk, Natrol, NSF, Prometeus, Sci-MX Nutrition, Sports Supplements, Tropicana Health and Fitness, US Nutrition, USN UK, Volac, Weider Germany, NBTY Europe, BodyBuilding.com, Glanbia Performance Nutrition, PhD Nutrition, CytoSport UK, Future Nutrition, Arla Foods Ingredients, Athlete King Sports Nutrition, BULK POWDERS, Grenade, Vitamin Center, High5, DCC Health and Beauty, Healthspark, MP Bio Science, General Nutrition Corporation, Herbs in a Bottle, Scitec Nutrition, Protein World and Kerry.

Associate members of the Alliance include HFMA (The UK Health Food Manufacturers’ Association), Weider Publishing, Fitnessboutique, LGC, Cambridge Commodities, Healthy Inspirations and Nutraveris.

The Whitehouse Consultancy, one of Europe’s leading communications agencies, provides the secretariat, public relations, and political strategy for ESSNA.

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