FOOD SUPPLEMENTS

BY KEITH NUTHALL
EUROPEAN ministers have reached "political agreement" on a proposed directive designed to harmonise the EU's widely different national rules covering the sale of food supplements sold in special doses, in pills, capsules and sachets, such as orange vitamin C tablets.

The legislation sets maximum limits determined by how much vitamins and minerals is good for the average person and how much he or she may take in from other foods already. Under the directive, labels can give recommendations on use and warnings about excessive ...


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