24 September 2003


By Michael Brennan

MOST popular food supplements will disappear off the shelves within two years, health stores have warned.

The EU Food Supplements Directive, now brought into Irish law, will place strict limits on potency and content of supplements from June 2005.

The Irish Association of Health Stores (IAHS) estimates up to 85% of products may be banned under the directive. It is supporting a legal challenge brought by the Alliance for Natural Health in Britain, which must be filed before the end of this month.