Illegal medicines under the counter, unauthorised sale of food supplements in the back? Next week, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish Medicines Agency concentrate their efforts to combat the distribution of illegal food supplements and medicines in fitness centres and fitness clubs across Denmark.
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish Medicines Agency have information that food supplements, sports products and medicines are sold illegally in fitness and bodybuilding circles, and the two authorities have therefore selected a number of centres and clubs for control. In the process, the authorities will also check whether those fitness centres and clubs that are not registered with the authorities actually should be. As a rule, any company that sells food supplements must be registered with the authorities. Likewise, there is a requirement for registration if a company imports food supplements or sells them on the internet.
Fitness centres and clubs that are unsure whether or not they need a registration are advised to contact the veterinary and food administration centre in their region. For more information, please visit the website of the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration at www.foedevarestyrelsen.dk.
If you suspect a fitness centre or club of selling illegal food supplements or medicines, please report it to us. Please call Mette Christiansen, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, on +45 7227 6330 or Lisbeth Lund Hemmingsen, Danish Medicines Agency, on +45 4488 9746 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Further information in Danish is available at the website of the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. Follow the link in the factbox to the right.
Danish Medicines Agency, 14 September 2010