The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has successfully concluded its work and has announced the publication of EN 17444 “Doping prevention in sport - Good development and manufacturing practices aimed at preventing the presence of prohibited substances in food intended for sportspeople and food supplements”. It is the first European standard to prevent the presence of prohibited substances in food intended for sports people and food supplements. 
Doping prevention is based on various targeted actions and one of these actions is ensuring that people participating in sport activities, during training or competition, do not ingest foods contaminated by doping substances through their diet. With this new Standard, the anti-doping fight now expands to food (e.g. protein powders) and supplements being sold in fitness clubs. 
EuropeActive, as a liaison organisation with CEN and attending CEN activities as experts, has shown its commitment in protecting the fitness and physical activity sector from doping substances. This relevant task has also been developed through our involvement in the FAIR+ project to provide a picture of the doping issue in the European Recreational Sport movement.  
Feb 25, 2021 By Pauline Joskin