14 August 2009
US FDA accused of violating First Amendment by suppressing scientific information
10 October 2007
The ANH in collaboration with its US affiliate, the American Association for Health Freedom (AAHF), submitted on 5 January 2007, its consultation response to the US Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) on its current functional foods consultation and warns that the US should not copy restrictive European legislative models as consumers would otherwise be the likely big losers.
31 May 2010
US FDA loses bid to overturn health claims for dietary supplements containing selenium
25 November 2008
Some new language in Section 912 of the FDA's Amendments Act of 2007 could hand over control of all scientifically-verified dietary supplements to the pharmaceutical industry. Today, the ANH and its US affiliate, the American Association for Health Freedom, submitted its comments to the FDA showing them they do not have the legal power to do this.
30 July 2009
ANH files suit against FDA after it breaches First Amendment in a bid to conform with EU and Codex
02 November 2008
An independent panel of scientists has told the FDA that it was wrong in its decision to view the controversial plasticiser bisphenol-A (BPA) found in baby's bottles, food containers and plastic wrapping, as safe. The FDA's Science Panel as corroborated these views. The big question now is will the FDA take note and do a U-turn and face the music from their friends in the chemical companies?
22 August 2008
In a bid to avoid E. coli or Salmonella outbreaks, the FDA have caved into pressure from the food processing industry to allow irradiation of spinach and iceberg lettuce. The FDA seems not one bit concerned about how this might deteriorate the crops' nutrient levels, and claimed that there was overwhelming evidence that it was safe.
07 August 2009
ANH takes legal action over new rule which places unfair burden on US natural health companies
03 April 2004
US manufacturers and consumers of food supplements have enjoyed a liberal regime - is the end in sight?
07 September 2007
The latest guidance from the FDA on what it wants to allow to be said about the health benefits of foods and dietary supplements appears ominous. Could it signal the end of the liberal regime that has provided Americans with information that has allowed them freedom of choice in healthcare?