IADSA Newsflash for July 2023

July 31, 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:

  • Thailand is introducing maximum levels for vitamins and minerals.

  • The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recommended a lowering of the upper limit for vitamin B6 (12 mg/day), and is maintaining the current upper limit for folic acid (1000 mcg/day).

  • EFSA is consulting on a safety evaluation for berberine, fennel and plant preparations containing hydroxycitric acid following concerns raised about these constituents by France, Germany and Spain.

  • The European Commission has clarified that labeling requirements for epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) are not applicable to green tea used as a flavoring agent.

  • EFSA is exploring the possibility of building an interconnected network for nutrivigilance systems.

  • EFSA is planning to release an update of its Compendium COMBO database in early 2024, which is a tool to help risk assessors and risk managers to assess the safety of plant-derived products.

  • The French scientific assessment agency for food and nutrition (ANSES), has published an opinion taking into account the relevance of extending the warnings for interactions and side effects from medicinal plants to food supplements; ANSES has created a spreadsheet for 118 plants, addressing the potential interactions and contraindications.

  • Legislation has passed New Zealand to establish a regulatory system for food supplements.




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