Following renewed calls from constituents to raise the issue of the EU Food Supplements Directive with Ministers, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has written to the Department of Health to raise concerns and echo his support for the Government to get tough on the issue in Brussels.
Mike has written to his colleague Anna Soubry MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, to raise his concerns about the implementation of the EU Directive, given the detrimental impact that it will have on a large number of his constituents and local businesses. The Food Supplements Directive 2002/46/EC puts an enormous burden on stockists of complementary, alternative and herbal medicines, that will effectively force their products off the market.
Commenting, Mike said: “I have raised the issue of the EU Food Supplements Directive on a number of occasions in Parliament. Of course I take public safety extremely seriously, but I do not believe that the EU Directive has got the balance right in this case. Many of my constituents who have safely used these products for years may soon be stopped due to the implementation of this directive from Brussels. It’s not right.”