Codex Alimentarius | American Holistic Health Association



Codex Alimentarius


(Food Code)


Is this a threat to our continued access
to dietary supplements in the U.S.?


Codex Alimentarius is creating dozens of international trade standards.

One of the most controversial documents is entitled

Codex Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements

This Codex section (originally a separate website) was created to track this document during it’s development.


Will the Guidelines become a valuable data source for nutritional supplement information or a set of international restrictions with enough clout to empty the shelves of health food stores? Now that the Guidelines document has been finalized by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (July 4, 2005) we will watch for further developments.

If you wish to review what we compiled during the Guidelines’ development period, check out the following sections:

  · What is Codex?
  · Codex & Dietary Supplements
  · Guidelines Concerns
  · Guidelines PRO and CON
  · Associated Matters

Archive of AHHA Codex-related materials


Caution: When accessing Codex related data on the Internet, it is important to note the DATE of that information, as well as the source.

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This specific page (and the entire section) was last updated September 2014 to remove links no longer available.


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