IADSA Newsflash for August 2022

August 9, 2022

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

  • The ASEAN Health Supplements Agreement is scheduled to be signed in September by the ASEAN Economic Ministers.

  • In India, dosage forms of health supplements are now exempt from some labeling requirements when macronutrient energy sources are present at insignificant amounts.

  • Hong Kong is considering a proposal which would make cannabidiol (CBD) illegal due to the presence of small amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

  • The European Commission issued a final proposal restricting the use of green tea catechins – green tea products should have a warning and intake of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) should not exceed 800 mg a day.

  • The European Commission is clarifying the definition of the term “nanomaterial.”

  • The National Food Safety Agency of France has issued a warning about use of high doses of turmeric supplements following recent adverse event reports of liver toxicity.

  • Lithuania is setting THC limits for supplement products derived from hemp.

  • A list of health claims permitted for supplements in Turkey is under public consultation.

  • In Australia, the Therapeutic Goods Administration has published new guidance on the use of testimonials and endorsements in advertising.

  • Argentina introduced a revised list of permitted botanicals during a recent modification of its Food Code.




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