IADSA update on international supplement regulations

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IADSA update on international supplement regulations

IADSA May 2019 Newsflash

Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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 covers:

  • China is considering the addition of 5 functional ingredients to its food raw materials directory, including reishi powder and spirulina
  • China is also considering changes to permitted health food function claims
  • India is considering microbiological standards for nutraceutical products
  • Japan has plans to institute more stringent “GMO free” labeling requirements
  • The EU has decided to prohibit the use of yohimbe and its preparations; it was “under scrutiny” for 4 years due to uncertainty about its harmful effects on human health and no data were submitted to support its safety during that period
  • French authorities have decided to ban the use of titanium dioxide on food and food supplements; this decision will be addressed with the European Commission and other Member States in mi-May. 
  • The French food safety agency has called for better consumer education of the potential risks associated with glucosamine/chondroitin joint health supplements
  • Saudi Arabia has published draft rules for the submissions of “herbal and health product” submissions for the registration of such products
  • Mexican authorities have revoked the guidelines and criteria for assessing the use of cannabis, including in food supplements
  • Ukraine is harmonizing food labeling standards with the EU

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