Today I was brought up to date by the health foods and supplements industry. They are awaiting their doom from Brussels.
The Food Supplements Directive proposes maximum dosages for vitamins and similar products. These are likely to be well below the levels used and recommended in the UK. The Nutrition and Health claims regulation will require businesses to submit full and detailed scientific papers as if these were drugs before advertising slogans are permitted. The industry thinks it could result in many closed shops and closed busiensses here in the UK
Meanwhile Uk buyers are likely to take to the internet to find product from outside the EU which does not come under these strictures. It looks like another own goal from Brussels to put the UK at a disadvantage. I will take it up again with Dawn Primarolo, the responsible UK Minister, but don ‘t hold your breath for a happy outcome. I doubt she has the much advertised influence in Brussels to get a good result.