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

International Committee

Chair: Chi Kim, Herbalife
Staff Contact: Jane Wilson 

Committee Purpose:

  • To represent to international bodies and at international meetings and events AHPA's policies and positions on relevant international topics impacting the herbal products industry in the United States;
  • To monitor, report back and recommend appropriate action to AHPA with respect to issues, movements, international regulatory issues, etc., impacting the U.S. market and specifically AHPA member companies;
  • To encourage and help AHPA build international markets for U.S. made herbal products.

AHPA Members, if you would like to join this committee or need archived meeting minutes, please email the staff contact.


Committee Meeting Minutes and News

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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