Nutrition Business Journal

Regulatory Uncertainty Reigns In European Supplement Markets

If the former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld were asked to investigate the state of European food law instead of invaded nations, he would no doubt have to admit, as he did in his infamous 2002 speech about the U.S.’s military intelligence on Iraq, that in addition to the ‘known knowns’ there were a lot of ‘known unknowns’ not to mention some ‘unknown unknowns’.

While major European Union Directives on food supplements (2002), fortified foods (2003) and herbal products (20

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