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Dietary Supplements: EC Law

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will instruct the Food Standards Agency to issue briefing material to United Kingdom Members of the European Parliament on progress in establishing maximum permitted levels for nutrients in food supplements under the provisions of Article 5 of the Food Supplements Directive; and if he will make a statement. (285676)

No specific levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements have yet been proposed by the European Commission or discussed in Commission-led working group meetings with member states.

At this stage there are no plans for the Food Standards Agency to provide briefing material to United Kingdom Members of the European Parliament on progress in establishing maximum permitted levels for nutrients in food supplements under the provisions of Article 5 of the Food Supplements Directive.