US Senator Hatch looked into the report and said the report was "false and misleading," noting that of the 528 products listed, 34 did not exist, 25 were cited more than once, 3 were listed more than once for the same health claim, and 17 had been removed from the marketplace before the report was released. Hatch's staff also found that one of the products was not a dietary supplement but a paperback book(33 ).
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A Rome base UN body called the Codex Alimentarius Commission has laid out the groundwork that would eventually phase out food based nutritional aids. Started in 1961 as a joint venture of to UN organizations Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). When it was first started this commission was powerless but with the WTO in place it now has the means to enforce its rulings through the use of trade sanctions. American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), believes codex will "treat nutrients as toxic chemicals,". "The model that the Codex Commission is using in developing 'upper limits' (maximum potencies) for each vitamin and mineral formulation is based on a risk assessment model used to assess the health risks of toxic chemicals and environmental hazards rather than a nutritional science model."(34 ).