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    Food Supplements in the European Union: the Difficult Route to Harmonization

    This article describes European Union food supplements legislation and discusses a number of “stumbling blocks” to full regulatory harmonization. The author reviews a number of EU-wide issues in food supplement legislation, including national versus EU agendas, the “grey zone” between food supplements and medicines, and the problems with food supplement “health claims.” In an effort to help companies be aware of what is coming so they can adjust their strategies according...