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Trade groups ask retailers not to stock products making coronavirus claims

9th April 2020


Trade groups ask retailers not to stock products making coronavirus claims

A coalition of dietary supplement industry trade associations have come out in support of FDA actions against fraudulent coronavirus treatment claims and have urged retailers to not stock products with such claims on their labels.

A coalition of dietary supplement industry trade associations have come out in support of FDA actions against fraudulent coronavirus treatment claims and have urged retailers to not stock products with such claims on their labels.

 

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Food Labelling Services comments:

The Nutrition and Health Claims Rrgulations (EC) 1924/2006 states that when making a voluntary nutrition or health claim you must comply with the requirements of European Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on food. Claims must comply with the general requirements of the Regulation, which include not being false, ambiguous or misleading, not encouraging or condoning excess consumption of a food and not implying that a balanced diet cannot provide necessary nutrients. Food products and food supplements should not mislead the consumer. This is clearly stated in the Food Information REgulations (EU) 1169/2011.

If correct criteria were met, there could be a claim that a product could strengthen the immune system. However, there should be no connection with the current Corona Virus pandemic.



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