October 23, 2014  


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Codex Alimentarius (Food Code)

Is this a threat to our continued access to nutritional Supplements in the U.S.?

Have you heard about Codex, but have no idea what it is or why you should even care?


Codex Alimentarius is creating dozens of international trade standards. The Codex Draft Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements was finalized at the November 1-5, 2004 CCNFSDU session in Bonn, Germany - after 15 years of deliberations! What the World Trade Organization will do with the Guidelines was not addressed at the session. Final step in the process will be approval by the Codex Alimentarius Commission session in the summer of 2005.

Will this become a valuable data source for nutritional supplement information or a set of international restrictions with enough clout to empty the shelves of health food stores? Now that the Guidelines text has been finalized (November 2004), we need to watch developments carefully for how this document will be used.

Below you will find a wide variety of resources covering many points of view.

  • What is Codex Alimentarius?  http://ahha.org/codex.htm

  • Historical Review of the CODEX Struggle which has been going on for 15 years from an active and reliable participant. http://www.thenhf.com/codex_21.htm

  • Model protest letters which must be sent out locally - to local and national media - and to OUR Congressional reps taking NO interest at all in the issue. You must take a look at this great Codex protest page. I invite you to sign the online protest form. http://www.iahf.com/protest.html

  • Mathias Rath, MD has been our most effective and forceful anti-Codex voice- and has spent lots of his own money. We want to support his suggestions ideas etc.. any way we can. He's a real 'white' hope. http://www.thenhf.com/codex_22.htm

  • The Differences between Codex and the EU Food Supplements Directive. http://www.thenhf.com/codex_24.htm

  • Saving Us from Ourselves - Codex.. "The EU Directive classifies vitamins and minerals in Europe as "medical drugs" rather than dietary supplements, which means that they're subject to government regulation in terms of dosage and availability. http://www.thenhf.com/codex_20.htm

  • AHHA Attends Berlin Codex Session: What did we learn? The Codex document "Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Supplements" and the potential for negative impact on access to nutritional supplements in the US sparked my interest in Codex matters. http://www.laleva.cc/supplements/berlin02_walter.htm

  • Why now? What's going on? Why this mindless attack on health-promoting nutritionals?
    The startling answer is: they work too well and have become too successful. Read on:

  • MD Review of the entire 15,000 page Codex documents - read it! NEW!
    Warning! Not PG - This is scary! But nevertheless, a must.

You are encouraged to use this information to do your own research, decide which position you wish to support, and take action!




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