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IAHF List: Bruce asks a very good question here which we all can learn from, please forward this to more people, especially in Australia, but also globally-

At 07:53 AM 8/19/03 -0400, Bruce wrote:

8. There has been NO legislation passed at this time in any country in the
world to implement the CODEX Guideline as it is not complete.

[More spin, intended to put vitamin consumers in Australia asleep on this
issue see everything above, below and read through it carefully.]

John, so is statement 8 true or false? I thought that CODEX had been
implemented in Germany? Has it actually been implemented anywhere, or is it just being done under other pretense, and not being called CODEX?


Bruce- and everyone on the IAHF list:

Bad legislation which horribly impacts consumer access to supplements has been enacted in many countries including Greece, Norway, Germany, Australia and others, but its not called "Codex". Although its not formally CALLED Codex, Codex has almost become a household name associated with bad supplement legislation over the years even if it is not directly related to anything going on at the UN's Codex Alimentarius Commission which has not finalized a vitamin standard.

What people should realize is that Pharma coordinates the world's FDA's and the world's governments to push for global harmonization of supplement laws via a variety of mechanisms and there is a lot of coordination between our adversaries who are very heavily globally networked. We have seen officials from the TGA in Australia, and its Norwegian and South African counterparts, for example, show up in Ottawa Canada where they have moved things THERE in the wrong direction.

On June 18th Canada harmonized their dietary supplement regs to Australia's where the Pan recall resulted in 1600 products being removed from the shelves under false pretenses, without even a single product assay proving contamination. This bogus recall of Pan's dietary supplements, and the pulling of Pan's manufacturing license was done intentionally, calculated to generate a media circus against the dietary supplement industry.

Although so far we have stymied finalization of a Codex vitamin standard, with the passage of the EU Food Supplement Directive, we now face SERIOUS trouble at Codex.

The pharma dominated CHC (vitamin trade association in Australia) is sending out serious spin in the hopes that Australian consumers won't get wise to any of this.

The best thing Aussie vitamin consumers could possibly do is to join forces with their New Zealand counterparts to pressure Australia to harmonize their mindless, overly stringent, heavily pharmaceuticalized dietary supplement regulations to New Zealand's far more sensible, far more liberal, food based regulations.

Keep in mind that CHC in Australia is very much involved with trying to force New Zealand to harmonize its laws to Australia's because the huge vitamin companies in CHC want to dominate the New Zealand market, and they don't give a damn about consumers.

I realize this is a bit confusing, and I hope this clarifies things. Codex has become a very imprecise household name equated with Pharma Pricks trying to steal our supplements. I'm mighty glad it has saturated people's consciousness in that way, even if it does at times cause some people to make somewhat off the mark assessments of what is happening. On the whole, the Aussie health freedom fighters who CHC seeks to rebuff are quite correct in their concerns. CHC is attempting to do spin against their message in the hopes that they won't get wise to what is really going on right under their noses. I hope the Australian people will rise up against CHC, just like I hope the American people, and vitamin consumers world wide will rise up against CRN. There is no difference between the mindset of these two groups, both of which put profits very far ahead of people. CRN has many good companies within it that are being taken for a ride and should quit. They include a number of innovative companies and multilevel network marketing companies which appear blind to the fact that they're being led to the cliff. I am trying to catalyse an awareness amongst these companies in the hope that they will bail out in time and back the ANH lawsuit. http://www.iahf.com/anh_lawsuit.html also http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2003/2003_preprint_eu_01.html

If consumers, world wide, wish to safeguard their access to supplements, they MUST contribute to the ANH lawsuit via the ANH website
http://www.alliance-natural-health.org We CAN win this lawsuit, we have the best lawfirm in England to take the case, the lawyer who will handle it has made more than 70 appearances before the European Court of Justice and he has pioneered the procedure for overturning an EU Directive. This IS doable, but ONLY if enough people pitch in, because it won't be inexpensive.

This is for ALL the marbles.

Please forward this widely.

Take it to your local health food store and have the owner and managers call me.

The Joint International Committee of NNFA and AHPA voted UNANIMOUSLY to back the ANH lawsuit, but NNFA members have not heard about this because NNFA's Legislative Director, Kim Smith, has wrongly ignored the unanimous decision and has not sought to alert anyone. I feel that this problem is the result of conflicts of interest inside NNFA stemming from the trade associations unwillingness to enforce either their Conflict of Interest Disclosure bylaw, or their Code of Ethics. I am hoping the good people of NNFA can do something to address this very serious problem and I urge NNFA to fire their current attorney, Mark Ullman, and also to fire Kim Smith. I urge them to expel Randy Dennin of Pfizer and any other pharma interests that they've currently unwisely allowed to be members.

John Hammell

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Subject: OZ & CODEX- Aussies- See IAHF Response to CHC Spin
08/18/2003 on the Issue
05:18 PM

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IAHF List: Rob Verkerk from Alliance for Natural Health in England just
called some dangerous pharma spin to my attention that will be especially
interesting to vitamin consumers in Australia and New Zealand who IAHF
encourages to join forces against a common enemy: CHC- the Complementary
Healthcare Council of Australia- a pharma dominated "vitamin trade
association" that is in league with the Australian TGA.

CHC has responded to what is allegedly "misinformation" about Codex, and
they've responded with some OUTRAGEOUS SPIN that I've exposed below, point
by point. Vitamin consumers world wide, everyone can learn from this, not
just consumers in Australia and New Zealand.

see my responses in below in square brackets- This is very interesting spin
I'm exposing. Keep in mind that Val Johanson, Exec Dir of CHC used to be a
TGA Compliance Officer & she has zero allegiance to dietary supplement
consumers- but she sure pretends to be "your friend."

Complementary Healthcare Council

Codex Draft Guidelines for Vitamins and Minerals FACTS

"Following the Pan Pharmaceuticals recall there has been considerable
misinformation circulated regarding the CODEX Vitamin and Mineral

"There is also a petition circulating in Australia calling on the
Government to rescind the legislation that has implemented the CODEX

"The following facts are provided to clarify the situation:"

(My responses to each of their alleged "facts" is in [square brackets]
below each so called "fact".

1. The CODEX Guideline is still in draft form at step 3 of an 8 step

[True, but only because IAHF and allied groups have been raising serious
grass roots objections to the bogus CODEX so called "process" since 1996.]

2. This Guideline is so controversial it has taken over 15 years to get to
step 3.

[True- largely due to opposition catalyzed by International Advocates for
Health Freedom and allied grass roots groups of vitamin consumers world

3. It did reach step 5 several years ago but because agreement could NOT
be reached and it was sent back to step 3.

[True- HOWEVER with passage of the EU Food Supplement Directive into EU
law, and with the EU about to expand by 10 new countries to go from 15 to
25 nations in size, all of which are members of the UN's Codex Alimentarius
Commission, the EU will have the political clout to force a very
restrictive vitamin standard through at Codex which parallels the EU FSD,
UNLESS the Alliance for Natural Health gets the donations they need to file
a lawsuit to overturn the FSD in court. See

Australians should be donating money to the ANH lawsuit via
http://www.alliance-natural-health.org, vitamin consumers globally should
be. Deadline to file it is September.

4. The Draft clearly specifies that this Guideline does NOT apply to those
countries whose national governments have agreed to regulate vitamins and
mineral supplements as medicines.

[True- however this is spin because Australia has one of the worst
regulatory schemes for dietary supplements in the world, as evidenced by
the PAN recall where TGA didn't have a shred of evidence of any vitamin
product contamination, and wrongly used site licensing as a weapon to shut
down Pan by pulling their site license. Pressure is being exerted on New
Zealand to harmonize their very liberal food based regulations to
Australia's mindless, pharmaceuticalized regulations.

CHC in Australia is directly involved with the pharma interests seeking to
force New Zealand to harmonize to Australian law, and no vitamin consumer
in Australia should trust them. Similar pressure is being exerted globally.
In solidarity with New Zealand vitamin consumers whose access is being
threatened by Australia, Australian's should put pressure on their
government to harmonize Australia's horrible pharmaceuticalized dietary
supplement regulations to New Zealand's very liberal food based
regulations. (See http://www.choices.org.nz/background.asp CHC will not
like it if Australian consumers do this because it would threaten the
business interests of the large companies that dominate CHC which does not
care about the Australian consumer. For insight see

IADSA, International Alliance of Dietary Supplement Associations is an
umbrella group of vitamin trade associations that includes CHC in
Australia. Ostensibly, IADSA is "looking out" for the interests of the
dietary supplement industry at Codex meetings in Germany. In reality, it is
chaired by Randy Dennin, ceo of Capsugel, a subsidiary of Pfizer, the
world's largest drug company. (This is a total conflict of interest.) In
reality, IADSA is doing the exact OPPOSITE of what they PURPORT to be

(I saw a presentation of IADSA to members of NNFA, the National Nutritional
Foods Assoc, an American vitamin trade association in '99. IADSA claimed
their intention was to get the rest of the world to harmonize their laws to
the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, legislation in the USA
that got the FDA off our backs. The reality, however, is that this was a
LIE. IADSA is NOT trying to get the world to harmonize to DSHEA, and the
TRUTH of that is seen at http://iadsa-exposed.tripod.com where we seen that
IADSA kicked NNFA New Zealand out of their trade association when NNFA New
Zealand began asking questions about conflicts of interest, and when NNFA
New Zealand demanded that IADSA help defend them from massive harmonization
pressure coming from Australia, IADSA kicked them out. Its important to
realize that CHC in Australia threatened to quit IADSA if NNFA New Zealand
were allowed to chair the S.Pacific IADSA region on the IADSA Executive.

Additionally, IADSA, (which includes CHC from Australia) is NOT trying to
stop development of a finalized Codex vitamin standard, if they WERE,
they'd have opposed passage of the EU Food Supplement Directive, (which
they never opposed). IADSA lobbyist Simon Pettman has publicly acknowledged
that he was in favor of passage of the EU Food Supplement Directive, and he
has publicly discussed being in favor of passage of a finalized Codex
vitamin standard.]

5. The Guideline therefore does NOT apply to Australia.

[Technically true, but also very misleading because having
pharmaceuticalized Australia's supplement regs already, which led to the
mindlessness of the Pan recall, there is no NEED for Australia to harmonize
to a finalized Codex vitamin standard- they've already moved in the
direction the Cartel wants all countries to go in on their OWN.
Furthermore, Codex DOES threaten America, and many Australian's are buying
American products by mailorder that they can't buy in Australia. On June
18th Canada was harm-onized to Australian law vis a vis dietary
supplements, and New Zealand is struggling hard against a similar fate. ]

6. There has been no legislation passed in Australia to make vitamins and
minerals prescription drugs.

[The TGA regulations pharmaceuticalize dietary supplements in Australia and
when originally imposed crushed numerous small businesses under an
avalanche of mindless red tape that has done nothing to protect consumers
from unsafe products, but which DID block consumer access to numerous
products available in the USA, which is why so many Australian's order
products from the USA by mailorder.

The TGA regulations enabled TGA to use site licensing as a weapon against
Pan Pharmaceuticals and to wrongly shut them down despite not having a
single product assay to prove there was ANY contamination in ANY of the
1600 products that were wrongly removed from the shelves. Australian's
should rebel, en masse against the TGA and against CHC and pressure the
Australian government to harmonize their mindless pharmaceuticalized
dietary supplement regulations to New Zealand's far more liberalized food
based regulations-- see http://www.choices.org.nz/background.asp

Australian health freedom fighters should join forces with their New
Zealand, Canadian, American, British, and South African counterparts, as
well as with consumers world wide who can clearly see the wrong direction
the Cartel is trying to take things in via pharmaceutically dominated
vitamin trade associations such as CHC in Australia. While this can be done
under the umbrella of IAHF, Australian's are especially encouraged to work
very closely with their fellow consumers across the Tasman Sea in New
Zealand and to cultivate close ties in opposition to a common enemy, the
Complementary Healthcare Council (CHC) of Australia and the TGA.]

7. It has NOT been picked up in Canada and has NOT caused vitamins and
minerals to be taken off the shelves.

[Another attempt at spin by the pharma dominated CHC in Australia. Canada
has gazetted new dietary supplement regulations on June 18th which threaten
to harmonize Canada to Australia's mindless supplement laws which led to
the insane Pan recall in which 1600 safe dietary supplements were wrongly
yanked from the shelves. Several Canadian health freedom organizations are
organizing against the new gazetted regulations, and bill C420 was
introduced into the Canadian Parliament to overturn these regs. Several
lawsuits are pending that would overturn these regs as well.

See http://www.friendsoffreedom.org/
See this action letter re Dr.James Lunney's bill C-420 which would overturn
the illegally gazetted regulations that harmonize Canada to Australia

See the legal actions against Health Canada discussed at
http://www.taxtyranny.ca also at http://www.truehope.com/home.asp and at

8. There has been NO legislation passed at this time in any country in the
world to implement the CODEX Guideline as it is not complete.

[More spin, intended to put vitamin consumers in Australia asleep on this
issue see everything above, below and read through it carefully.]

9. CODEX Guidelines are developed specifically for those developing
countries that do not have the infrastructure to develop their own rules.

[Bull. Thats standard Codex spin emanating directly from the pharma
dominated host country of the Codex Commission's Committee on Nutrition

Not surprising at all that it would be echoed by the Pharma dominated
Australian CHC, a group that no Australian vitamin consumer, (or any
vitamin consumer world wide) can trust.

Codex guidelines are being developed for the planet as part of the effort
to force us into a global totalitarian state, the model for which is the
dictatorial European Union.

Read the book Ten Minutes to Midnight which documents the Nazi origins of
the EU at http://campaignfortruth.com/CTE/bookstore.htm and see this
website by its author, Philip Day, about how England is being destroyed as
it is subsumed into the dictatorial EU http://campaignfortruth.com/CTE/

An effort is underway in North America to create a carbon copy of the EU
Dictatorship called the FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) which would
harmonize all the laws between Canada, the US, Mexico, Central and South
America.) See photos of the demonstration against the FTAA Summit Meeting
in Quebec City, Quebec Canada in 2001

A similar dictatorial regional trading block is planned for Australia to
try to harmonize the laws between Australia, New Zealand and Asia see
See APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) see the ASEAN Free Trade
Area (AFTA) and New Zealand Closer Economic Relations CER. Keep in mind
that this website is all pro multinational corporate propaganda. Via the
WTO, the multinationals are trying to make the laws the same globally,
using these so called "trade agreements" as the vehicle to usurp democracy

For insight into how this pertains to dietary supplements, read this
article about the Pan recall from a New Zealand perspective- see the
article Natural Justice? at http://www.iahf.com/asia/20030520.html ]

10. There is a copy of the latest CODEX Draft Guideline in the CHC Office
for anyone who wishes to examine it. I trust that this information is
helpful in reassuring you that vitamins and minerals are NOT under threat
in Australia from the CODEX Guideline.

[More CHC spin intended to put vitamin consumers to sleep. Codex is a non
transparent process dominated by pharmaceutical interests including
Australia's CHC which is a member of IADSA, which has UN NGO Status, and
which has been exposed at http://iadsa-exposed.tripod.com

You can see the videofootage from the Codex meeting in '98 in Berlin where
I was forced to turn my camcorder off and stop taping at
http://www.iahf.com Media Section.

The Codex vitamin guideline, currently under more rapid development due to
passage of the EU Food Supplement Directive, threatens the American
supplement industry. Many Australians purchase dietary supplements from the
US by mailorder because they can get numerous products here that aren't
available in Australia.

Codex also threatens vitamin consumers in New Zealand who are currently
fighting with everything they have to keep New Zealand's very liberal food
based regs from being harmonized to Australia's mindless TGA "system" which
enabled TGA to use site licensing as a weapon to fraudulently shut down Pan
Pharmaceuticals by pulling their Manufacturing Site license under false

TGA didn't have a single product assay to prove that any of the 1600 Pan
dietary supplement products removed from the shelves were in any way
contaminated. Australian vitamin consumers should join forces with their
New Zealand Counterparts in opposition to massive Australian pharmaceutical
pressure on New Zealand to force New Zealand to harmonize their very
liberal food based dietary supplement regs to Australia's mindless
regulations which CHC wrongly endorses to the detriment of Consumers.

It is essential that vitamin consumers world wide band together to help
each other. Aussies- work with people in New Zealand to protect NZ vitamin
laws from harmonization to Australia's mindless vitamin laws- send
donations to ANH in UK to help them file the all important lawsuit to
overturn the EU Food Supplement Directive. See my article "Ripping Up the
Railroad Tracks to Auschwitz" at http://www.iahf.com/anh_lawsuit.html

Make contact with New Zealand health freedom fighters who oppose the TGA
and CHC's lies- see http://www.choices.org.nz/background.asp

Make a donation today to ANH via http://www.alliance-natural-health.org
Please forward this widely all over Australia, New Zealand and everywhere
Anyone can sign on to the IAHF email distribution list at

John Hammell
International Advocates for Health Freedom
POB 10632 Blacksburg VA 24062 USA
http://www.iahf.com; http://iadsa-exposed.tripod.com
800-333-2553 N.America
540-961-0476 World
International Advocates for Health Freedom
POB 10632 Blacksburg VA 24062 USA
http://www.iahf.com; http://iadsa-exposed.tripod.com
800-333-2553 N.America
540-961-0476 World