Supplement availability - the Codex scare
There have been concerns expressed on this forum recently that international standards proposed for vitamins and minerals by the Codex Alimentarius would force all supplements off the market in the U.S. by June 2005.
This warning has apparently been circulating in e-mails. Snopes.com, which specializes in getting to the bottom of rumors and urban legends, has a good article refuting the fear-mongering, explaining just what the Codex is and why it won't affect American consumers.
The Food and Drug Administration also is providing information that will be reassuring to buyers of vitamins and herbal supplements.