IADSA update on international supplement regulations

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IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA December 2016 Newsflash

Published: Thursday, January 5, 2017

AHPA is an active member of IADSA and is distributing the IADSA Newsflash as a member benefit. IADSA is an association focused on the globalization of food supplement markets and regulatory challenges. This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes:

  • The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Agreement on Regulatory Framework for Health Supplements deadline for implementation will be pushed back to March 2023.
  • China's Ministry of Commerce extended, from May 11, 2017 to the end of 2017, the grace period for implementation of new regulations that will require registration of some special products, including health foods sold through the channel of cross border e-commerce.
  • Indonesia recently solicited input on its draft regulation on health food. If it is not amended, the current draft could present major challenges for companies operating in Indonesia because of the proposed pharmaceutical-style approach.
  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued its first standards for health supplements, nutraceuticals, foods for special dietary care, foods for medicinal purpose, functional foods and novel foods.
  • Korea notifies the World Trade Organization (WTO) of proposed Amendments for "Standards and Specifications of Health Functional Foods."
  • The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published two guidance documents on novel food and traditional food from third countries to help evaluate the safety of new food before they can be marketed in the European Union.
  • EFSA opinion on trimagnesium dicitrate anhydrous (TMDC) as food additive finds no safety concern from the proposed typical use levels of TMDC as a stabilizer and anticaking agent in food supplements.
  • EFSA has set dietary reference values for potassium as part of its review of scientific advice on nutrient intakes.
  • Belgium issued a new royal decree specifying maximum levels for vitamins and minerals in foods and food supplements.
  • France publishes Order regarding the use of other substances in supplements. Norway to require warning statements for food supplements intended for children and adolescents containing Folic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Calcium.
  • Iran sets limits for vitamins and minerals and some other substances
  • Federal Antimonopoly Service Russia's (FAS) is drafting a document clarifying the law that covers sales of dietary supplements both through retail network and through pharmacies
  • Azerbaijan amends law to include an article stating that doctors may recommend dietary supplements for health promotion and diet enrichment purposes, but not as substitutes for medicines prescribed for the prevention and treatment of diseases.

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