Letters Trading laws and health foods

Lip service legislation

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a3145 (Published 06 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:a3145
  1. Leslie B Rose, clinical science consultant1,
  2. John Garrow, emeritus professor of human nutrition2
  1. 1Pharmavision Consulting, Salisbury SP2 8NJ
  2. 2London
  1. les{at}pharmavision-consulting.co.uk

    More than two months after reporting one case of evidence-free claims to Trading Standards (for an obesity remedy) under the Unfair Trading Regulations 2008,1 we have nothing but a case number and repeated requests to resend our complaint as it has been lost several times.

    In another case we challenged the claims made for a widely marketed snoring …

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