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Proposal for the creation of a new CEN/TC "Nutritional Supplements compatible with doping prevention"

Proposal for the creation of a new CEN/TC "Nutritional Supplements compatible with doping prevention"

 

Proposal for the creation of a new CEN/TC "Nutritional Supplements compatible with doping prevention"

 

The national standards body of France (AFNOR) submits a proposal for the creation of a new Technical Committee “Nutritional Supplements compatible with doping prevention”.

 

The principal aim of the committee will be to develop European standards and other deliverables for nutritional supplements compatible with doping prevention in sport, for consumption by people practicing sport as part of a varied and well-balanced diet. The provisions on nutritional supplements are regulated in Directive 2002/46/EC along with food products, intended for sportspeople.

 

The initiative comes as a result of undertaken intergovernmental actions for doping prevention at global level, most important of which have been established in documents such as:

  • The 1989 Council of Europe's Anti-Doping Convention which provides the possibility to adopt administrative measures to restrict the availability of doping agents in sport.
  • The UNESCO's International Convention against Doping in Sport that requires the following “States Parties shall encourage producers and distributors of nutritional supplements to establish best practices in the marketing and distribution of nutritional supplements, including information regarding their analytic composition and quality assurance.”
  • The World Anti-Doping Code developed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which aims to harmonize anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries by publishing an annual List of Prohibited Substances and Methods.

 

Various studies showed that foodstuff in general, and food supplements in particular, are likely to contain doping substances and consequently lead to positive results in anti-doping tests carried out by competent authorities. In relation with the implementation of all these documents and in order to establish reliable conditions for manufacturing and sale of nutritional supplements that are in line with European and International antidoping policies, the national standards body of France (AFNOR) proposes work programme on standardization in this field that includes as preliminary work item the development of a European standard on good practices for developing and manufacturing nutritional supplements in sport and food products, intended for sportspeople.

 

The national stakeholders can provide their position on the proposal by 28th of February 2017 to expert Mariya Hristova e-mail: maria.hristova@bds-bg.org, tel: +359 2 81 74 588.

 

For more information about the proposal see: here

20 Dec 2016