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Posted by Tommye (Hendersonville, Nc) on 02/25/2010
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Warning

Proposed regulation of Nutritional Supplements

Today, Senator McCain introduced a bill that if passed will require prescriptions for all nutrients. Contact your senators and congressmen and also contact McCain. This has already taken place in Europe where you need a prescription for just about any nutrient in any amount.

EC: Thanks Tommye, We can't find a link to any bill with that date, but the Alliance for Natural Health web site has 2 interesting articles on the subject:
http://www.anh-usa.org/new_site/?p=2326
http://www.anh-usa.org/new_site/?p=2438


Codex Discussion
Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 10/08/2009
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Warning

Everyone should read this article about Senator Durbin's Senate Bill 510 (S.B. 510)!!

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/122637

The Food Safety Bill That Would Make Us Less Safe
by James J. Gormley
October 7, 2009

According to the article, if this bill passes, it will:

">> Undermine DSHEA and move the U.S. one step closer to harmonizing our standards under Codex with those of restrictive regimes like the European Union. (DSHEA, or the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, says that supplements are food and are safe for consumption unless proven otherwise - ensuring that millions of Americans are able to enjoy access to safe, effective and affordable dietary supplements).

>> Give the FDA inappropriate, and unprecedented, control over farms and direct-to-consumer distributors. If passed, the bills would charge facilities an annual $500 registration fee, require additional record keeping, and expand the FDA's authority to quarantine geographic areas for alleged food safety problems - all without significantly improving food safety.

>> Harm U.S. organic farmers by imposing overlapping regulations.

>> Hurt food supplements and health-food stores by imposing standards that are already covered by the AER (Adverse Event Reporting) Law, cGMPs (current Good Manufacturing Practices) and food facility registration.

>> Cripple local food co-ops, farm stands, independent ranchers and artisanal food producers by imposing unnecessary standards and unfair bureaucratic burdens...."


Note: Visit http://www.citizens.org/?page_id=40 to send a letter to senators about S.B. 510.