IADSA Newsflash for February 2023

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 This issue covers:


  • Malaysia is introducing a “quantification by inputs” method for supplements when the assay of active ingredients cannot be performed in the final product.
  • Taiwan has concluded that Eucalyptus globulus (Tasmanian blue gum) and its extracts cannot be used for food raw materials.
  • In the European Union (EU), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) may be delayed in the setting of maximum amounts of vitamins and minerals in fortified foods and food supplements.
  • Fennel, berberine, hydroxycitric acid are three new substances that the European Commission has requested EFSA to assess under the Article 8 procedure, allowing the Commission to possibly restrict or prohibit the use of a substance on the EU market.
  • A draft EU regulation sets targets for the recycled content to plastic packaging, as part of the European Commission's circular economy package.
  • Belgium is considering the creation of a nutrivigilance system similar to what has been established in France.
  • Poland issued draft legislation introducing more detailed requirements for the presentation and advertising of food supplements.
  • Australia has published recent decisions regarding green tea extracts and melatonin and has proposed changes to improve recall practices.
  • New Zealand has introduced new legislation for the regulation of dietary supplements among other natural health products.
  • Israel is undertaking a safety review of ashwagandha due to several alleged reports of liver toxicity.
  • Brazil has published a report of post-market surveillance adverse events for review.
  • Ecuador is updating its voluntary standards for supplement products.
  • Ukraine is set to align with EU laws regarding health claims for foods and supplements.




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