The HFMA has expressed its hopes of a positive outcome to its challenge over the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation.
The organisation, in partnership with the Dutch trade association Natuur-en Gezondheidsproducten Nederland (NPN), along with co-applicant member companies Natures Aid and Quest Vitamins from the UK and New Care Supplements from the Netherlands, initiated the legal action in July 2012.
Commenting on the action, the result of which is expected next year, HFMA Director, Graham Keen, said: “We are obviously very pleased to have finally got to have our day in Court, and a chance to help defend our industry, members and consumers against this hugely flawed and badly implemented Regulation. We initiated this legal action back in July of 2012 as a last resort when our serious concerns about many aspects of the implementation of the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation were falling on deaf ears.
“We now await the judgment of the Court, and hope that they will come to the right decision. We obviously hope that the Court will find in our favour, but whatever the outcome it will be important to have clarity from the Court on this vital issue for industry.”