IADSA update on international supplement regulations

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IADSA update on international supplement regulations

July 2020 IADSA Newsflash

Published: Monday, August 3, 2020

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:

  • Korea has updated its functional food code to include ginseng as helpful to bone health.
  • Korea is considering adding limits for cannabidiol (CBD) to provisions for hemp seed and hemp seed oil.
  • The European Commission (EC) acknowledged the potential to consider traditional use of botanicals in the efficacy assessment of health claims when traditional medicine products exist for botanicals used in foods
  • The EC has determined kudzu (Pueraria lobata) extracts to be novel foods.
  • Belgium has issued recommendations regarding cinnamon bark and basil essential oils in capsules.
  • The Ireland Food Safety Authority is considering the basis for the use of the BELFRIT list for the Irish market.
  • Latvia has noticed a negative list of botanicals prohibited for use in foods.
  • The Office for Risk Assessment and research in the Netherlands has issued guidance regarding the safe use of black cohosh preparations.
  • Switzerland has new food safety regulations which include a negative list of plants and plant parts not allowed in food.
  • Australian TGA is reclassifying certain sports supplements to be regulated as medicines.
  • South Africa has down scheduled CBD to a category of complementary medicine.
  • Belarus has adopted provisions for traceability for sports supplements.

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