Bid to overturn the EU supplement directive

[Source: CAM magazine, September 2003, Vol.3, Issue 2]

The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) is to go ahead with the legal challenge to the forthcoming EU directive on food supplements - which threatens to ban specialist supplements used by practitioners.

The ANH, a pan-European group supported by many CAM professional groups, is proceeding on the basis of an opinion provided by a specialist legal team.

"They are the only group of barristers who have been successful in overturning an EU directive so we are positive about the case," said Dr Robert Verkerk, executive director of the ANH. "That was in 2000, ironically on behalf of the tobacco industry, and we are proceeding, funds permitting. The challenge is expected to cost around