The two major trade associations representing concerns in Ireland about the restrictive effects the EU Food Supplements Directive presented their case to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health in Dublin on 12 June 2003.
The following is the text of the report submitted to accompany the presentation of the Irish Health Trade Association and the Irish Association of Health Stores to the Joint Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health of the Irish Dail.
the Irish Health Trade Association
the Irish Association of Health Stores
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EU Food Supplements Directive (2002/46/EC)
Presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health
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Compiled by Brod Kearon BSc (President, I.A.H.S)
Mr. Martin Forde BA, ND, DO (I.H.T.A.)
Ms. Erica Murray, BSocSc (I.A.H.S.)
Dr. Robert Verkerk BSc, MSc, DIC (Scientific Advisor)
This Directive is due to be transposed into Irish law by 31st July 2003. The final text of the Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on the 12th July 2002.
This is a combined presentation by the Irish Health Trade Association (IHTA) and the Irish Association of Health Stores (IAHS) to illustrate the impact that this directive will have on the industry as well as on the consumer