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LOCAL AUTHORITIES STRESS THAT FOOD SUPPLEMENTS CANNOT CLAIM TO TREAT OR PREVENT COVID-19

May 02, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak propagated over the entire EU continent, consumers have reverted to panic behaviour with the hoarding of food and toilet paper, and stockpiling protective clothing such as face masks. As the pandemic impacts consumer buying behaviour, it may tempt food supplement merchants to overestimate the immune support function of their products to boost sales.

Member State authorities clarify that any claim stating that a food supplement would be able to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19 is unauthorized, breaching EU rules on the use of claims on food products.

Spain - AESAN: Advertencia a los consumidores: posible comercialización de complementos alimenticios que declaran prevenir, tratar o curar la infección por coronavirus. - link

Netherlands - NVWA: Publiekswaarschuwing: voedingssupplementen helpen niet tegen het coronavirus - link

Germany - BVL: Nahrungsergänzungsmittel (NEM) - mit Bezug zur Corona-Situation - link

Belgium - FAVV: Voedingssupplementen of thee tegen het coronavirus Covid-19 : waarschuwing van het FAVV over online verkoop van illegale en potentieel gevaarlijke voedingssupplementen - link

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