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Parliamentary questions
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17 April 2019
E-001948-19
Question for written answer E-001948-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Philippe Juvin (PPE)

 Subject:  Possible ban of the term ‘detox’
 Answer in writing 

On 14 March 2019, the Commission responded to a question regarding how the term ‘detox’ is used on food labels. Unfortunately, its answer did not fully address the question asked (E-000599/2019).

The use of the term ‘detox’ is not regulated and could be misleading for consumers. It suggests or implies that eating a certain type of food can significantly reduce the risk of illness.

Simply put, what will the Commission do to ban the term ‘detox’, which is misleading insofar as it implies proven health benefits?

Original language of question: FR 
Last updated: 3 May 2019Legal notice