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Vitamins face strict new rules
[Posted: Thu 14/03/2002 www.irishhealth.com]
by Deborah Condon
The sale of some popular vitamin and food supplements in Ireland may be under threat, following the approval of strict new rules by the European Parliament.
The rules mean that manufacturers will have to list the full ingredients details, as well as any possible side effects, on all bottles and packaging. Dosage instructions will also have to be listed.
As a result, an estimated 300 tablets will have to be tested at a cost of up to €400,000 per tablet.
The European Commissioner for Health, David Byrne, has insisted that the move will not ban supplements, but will instead provide a range of safe products.
However the move has been widely criticised by manufacturers and some MEPs, who feel it will restrict the public's access to supplements and may threaten the livelihood of health shop owners.
The rules still have to be accepted by individual governments.
|liam(lcollins) Posted: 14/03/2002 22:00|
|is it true that vitamin c will be restricted when the new laws become effective . any comments!|
|Anonymous Posted: 22/01/2003 17:12|
|Again these restrictions are an assault on individual rights with typical "we know whats best for you" arrogance.it is however a cash cow for the regulatory bodies and the medical industrial complex|
|liam(mail4liam) Posted: 13/05/2003 00:48|
|i have read ,various documents and letters on this area. it seems that certain interests and medical bodies, are looking at this as a money gathering emhposysim, its their interests that they are looking after not the people who are buying these products.|
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