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Parliamentary questions
10 October 2014
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Daniel Hannan (ECR)

 Subject:  High potency vitamin and mineral supplements — maximum permitted levels
Taking into consideration the answer given to Written Question E-3815/2009 and the repeatedly expressed concerns of many small retailers and consumers who have come to rely on certain food supplements, through campaigns and organisations such as Consumers for Health Choice:
1. Is the Commission considering implementing legislation (e.g. a food supplements directive) that will force the UK and other Member States to adopt lower maximum permitted levels of minerals and vitamins in higher potency supplements?
2. Can the Commission provide any proof that the higher potency food supplements that are currently being sold in the UK and in other Member States, and have been sold for years, are directly detrimental to the health of consumers?
3. Does the Commission plan to study or consider in any way the impact that such implementation or regulation will have in terms of both consumer choice and business costs for smaller retailers and specialised businesses that sell higher potency supplements?
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