To: Health Freedom,Codex Issues
Subject: Foods are not Drugs Act of 2001 HR 2265 IH - Please Help! Protects Against Codex...
From: John Hammell firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 20:59:55 -0400
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Americans on IAHF list: Please call your Congressman and ask him to cosponsor Foods are not Drugs Act of 2001 HR 2265 IH This bill would help protect us against Codex harmonization by plugging some holes in DSHEA which allows the FDA far too much leeway to ban safe dietary supplements. Believe it or not, the current definition of FOOD in DSHEA makes FOODS including Dietary Supplements..... "Drugs"
You want to know how FDA will move to harmonize our laws to the grossly restrictive Codex standards for vitamins currently under development? They can move against us using the existing language of DSHEA which is chock full of holes.
Right now many in the pharmaceutically dominated dietary supplement industry will not get behind this bill for the simple reason that they're trying to set us up for harmonization. The excuse they are using is that they "don't want to open up DSHEA" but they wouldn't have anything to worry about if they would only engage in the proper PR campaign to get behind this bill and to educate the public and Congress to its need.
Congressman Ron Paul is to be thanked for introducing this bill. He is the only member of the House who is consistently on our side. I would have alerted you to this bill a lot sooner, but did not because I first wanted to see if Clint Miller would have trouble getting it to move just like previous bills of this kind. He has, it only has 4 cosponsors to date.
Please help! Call your Congressman via the Capital Switchboard at 202-225-3121 and if you don't know his or her name, give them your zipcode and they can look it up. Tell them you want him or her to cosponsor HR 2265 IH The Foods are Not Drugs Act, because as it is written, DSHEA allows the FDA far too much leeway to ban safe products, and you are concerned that they will use the existing bill language of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act in the future to set us up for harmonization to grossly restrictive UN Codex Vitamin Standards currently under development. Please forward this to more people! Anyone can be on the IAHF email distribution list by signing up at http://www.iahf.com
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TEXT OF BILL FOLLOWS:
Foods are not Drugs Act (Introduced in the House) HR 2265 IH 107th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2265 To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow consumers greater access to information regarding the health benefits of foods and dietary supplements. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 21, 2001 Mr. PAUL (for himself, Mr. DEFAZIO, Mr. HOSTETTLER, and Mr. STUMP) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce A BILL To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow consumers greater access to information regarding the health benefits of foods and dietary supplements. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Foods are not Drugs Act' . SEC. 2. DEFINITION. Section 201(g)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 321(g)(1)) is amended in clause (B) by inserting `(other than food, including dietary supplements)' after `articles'.