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Food Supplements Directive

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th November 2003.

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Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What information they have about the attendance at and progress made at the meeting held on 23 October between the Food Standards Agency and a number of stakeholder organisations to discuss their concerns about the Food Supplements Directive.

Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The meeting was requested by the noble Lord, Lord Feldman, who attended with Mr David Tredinnick, Member of Parliament, and representatives of five groups representing consumer or industry interests. Lord Feldman and his colleagues described their concerns about the Food Supplements Directive. Representatives from the Food Standards Agency described the outcome of the meeting between industry representatives and the European Food Safety Authority to discuss dossier content for nutrient sources to be added to the lists in the Food Supplements Directive. The agency also confirmed its commitment to arguing for a safety-based approach to regulation of food supplements.

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