FRANCE – FOOD SUPPLEMENTS FOR SPORT
27 June 2012
Paris, 27th June - a balanced diet should mean that there is no need for people who do sport to take supplements, yet sales of supplements targeted at the physically active continue to grow, meaning it is time to take measures in defence of consumers, and in particular top athletes who might be tempted into taking illegal substances that can lead to positive doping tests. For this purpose, as of 14th June the French Association for Normalisation
(AFNOR) has adopted new regulations concerning food supplements and other foodstuffs for sports men and women, joining the anti-doping scheme headed by the Ministry of Sport and so obliging producers to guarantee the absence of any illicit substances in their supplements by labelling packets with the diction, "the product is in conformity with the date of discharge of the batch, as per AFNOR NF V 94-001".
The CNOSF medical commission strongly encourages athletes not to consume supplements that do not carry this label and invite distributers, and chemists in particular, to sell only products that conform to these regulations.