FSA Consultation Letter, 28 September 2009
A copy of the consultation package is available on this site. See: Supplements Consultation
We are seeking comments on the draft Food Supplements (England) and Addition of Vitamins, Minerals and Other Substances (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and accompanying Impact Assessment.
Responses are requested by: 9 November 2009
Who will this consultation be of most interest to?
Manufacturers and retailers of food supplements; manufacturers and retailers of foods, other than food supplements, with added vitamins or minerals (‘fortified foods’); enforcement authorities; nutrition professionals and the wider general public who consume food supplements or fortified foods.
What is the subject of this consultation?
National regulations relating to England (a) to permit to the continued use in food supplements of 67 vitamin and mineral sources currently permitted for use under a legislative provision which expires on 31 December 2009; (b) to give automatic effect to any future changes to the Annexes to Directive 2002/46/EC relating to vitamins, minerals and the sources of these permitted for use in food supplements; and (c) to provide for the execution and enforcement of Article 2 of the new Commission Regulation which adds one mineral to Annex I of Regulation (EC) No. 1925/2006 on addition of vitamins and minerals and of certain other substances to foods and 2 vitamin formulations and 8 mineral substances to Annex II.
What is the purpose of this consultation?
To seek comments on the draft Food Supplements (England) and Addition of Vitamins, Minerals and Other Substances (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and accompanying Impact Assessment. Separate legislation will need to be enacted in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which will be subject to separate consultations in those parts of the United Kingdom.