The Alliance For Natural Health

Pulse of Natural Health, April 27th
Further Update on our Story – Supplements Gain Exemption From Codex Language in Food Safety Bill

Jonas B says:
April 28, 2010 at 12:25 am.

“I think your organization should give a detailed outline, explanation, and the history of Codex Alimentaruis. I’ve researched it and listened to a few lectures about it as well, but I don’t feel I understand it completely. Most of the things I found about it were particularly biased. Where can I find an accurate description of it along the fine print?”

ANH-USA says:
May 4th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Codex Alimentarius is a complicated issue. With so much disinformation about Codex available on the internet, it’s difficult to know what to believe. Working with our Scientific Director, Dr. Rob Verkerk, ANH-USA answers all of your questions, including whether it will affect your supplements, what’s going on in Europe, and what are the real U.S. policy concerns.

Here’s the short answer. Codex will not affect U.S. domestic policy today or tomorrow. But it is a genuine threat for the future. Codex standards will very likely reflect highly restrictive European standards. And once enacted, there will be a strong push from the FDA and others to try to “harmonize” world regulations around Codex. Moreover, Codex will be a standard for the World Trade Organization, and could influence some of their decisions, which are binding on member states.

For more information on the Codex Alimentarius from a U.S. perspective see our website here.

For the best information on the history and details of Codex please visit ANH-Europe.

Jonas Blume’s question above was in response to a story explaining why our previous report on removing dangerous Codex language in the Senate Food Safety Bill was 100% accurate.