Unfair EU Restrictions on Vitamin & Mineral Levels
This petition aims to positively influence the approach the European Commission is taking in its efforts to limit the maximum available dosages of vitamin and mineral food supplements across the 27 Member States of Europe. Risk management methods presently being considered by the European Commission and the European Food Safety Authority for the determination of these maximum permitted levels (MPLs) wlll unjustifiably limit amounts of many key forms of vitamins and minerals used daily by millions of Europeans to support good health. The Alliance for Natural Health is proposing modifications to the risk management methods to prevent discrimination against food supplements that have been used safely and beneficially in parts of Europe and elsewhere for decades. Unless the methods are changed, the regulatory measure that is likely to come into force by 2010, could prevent you from obtaining sufficient micronutrients to manage your health properly. For example, there is a risk that the level of beta-carotene may be set at less than that typically found in two carrots, and that for selenium, less than the amount found in two brazil nuts. Sign the petition now so that the European Commission, European governments, the European Food Safety Authority and Members of the European Parliament are able to hear how you feel about your rights to natural health. Please pass this on to as many contacts as you can in the EU so our voices can be heard loud and clear. Voting on this petition will also provide public feedback to the Codex Alimentarius Commission with regard to its continuing development of a global guideline on vitamin and mineral food supplements that is modelled closely on the European regime.