IADSA Newsflash for February 2023This 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.