International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA) December 2015 Newsflash

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International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA) December 2015 Newsflash

The latest international supplement regulation news from IADSA

Published: Thursday, January 7, 2016

AHPA is an active member of IADSA and distributes 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:

  • Progress on the development and implementation of the ASEAN Health Supplements and Traditional Medicines
  • In China, delays are occurring with the development of provisions for health foods/food supplements
  • China is also conducting public consultation on measures intended to strengthen its food safety system
  • New Zealand is conducting consultation on draft regulations for natural health products
  • Switzerland has adopted a new food supplements law which includes a negative list for plants. This list is based on the German plants list and includes some plants that are accepted on the Belfrit list.
  • The European Commission has launched a road map for health claims with a specific focus on botanicals and nutrient profiles. Establishment of claims for botanicals has been on hold since 2010.
  • Europe has set limits for polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in two categories of supplements, including botanicals.
  • Summary information on how different countries distinguish between supplements and other product categories is presented.

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