Letters Law on unjustified health claims

Member states must enforce ban on dubious products

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39605.527743.3A (Published 12 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1324
  1. Jack T Winkler, professor of nutrition policy
  1. 1London Metropolitan University, London N7 8DB
  1. j.winkler{at}londonmet.ac.uk

There is law and there is the real world. In between lies the implementation of the law.

It is progress to now have a broad-based legal prohibition on all forms of misselling, including false health claims on foods and other products.1 However, this impressive sounding legislation will have little effect on the …

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