'No evidence of vitamin danger' by John Bowis OBE MEP (Con), Theresa Villiers MEP (Con), Dr. Charles Tannock MEP (Con).
SIR - You highlight (editorial June 30) the detrimental effect that the British Government's implementation of the EU's Food Supplements Directive will have on the ability of British consumers to make their own decisions.
The banning of 300 vitamin and minerals supplements from the high street is not medically justified and a step too far by an over-regulating and interfering European Commission.
Conservative MEPs have consistently opposed the idea, preferring to support improved consumer choice and freedom instead. Consumers have been let down by Labour MEPs who voted for the directive, which will ban some 300 products that are currently legal and safely on sale in
We support consumers and the small firms that supply so many of our food supplements. Food supplements are much more readily available in
Thousand of consumers will find they can no longer buy the dosages of these supplements to which they have become accustomed. Consumers will therefore have to pay more to buy more or they will simply buy from outside the EU on the internet, where there might be no protection for the consumer at all.
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