IADSA Newsflash for February 2024

February 6, 2024

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:

  • The Philippines has issued guidelines for the classification of vitamins and minerals in supplements.

  • The European Commission (EC) has been tasked by the European Parliament to take action on pending botanical health claims, and must propose legislation or justify continued inaction.

  • The EC has proposed regulations to limit the amount of mineral oil hydrocarbons in supplements and foods.

  • The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) released a scientific opinion on a upper limit for the mineral manganese.

  • Belgian authorities have established a nutrivigilance system for the reporting of adverse effects from novel foods, food supplements, and other food types.

  • German authorities have warned against the long-term use of excessive amounts of vitamin D, and has concluded that CoQ10 supplementation is unnecessary.

  • Finnish authorities have implemented a warning label for vitamin B6 supplements that exceed the revised upper tolerable intake level.

  • Denmark has issued updated supplement guidelines.

  • Norway is prioritizing enforcement action for products making illegal claims or that have defective labeling.

  • Romania has approved 19 additional botanicals for use in supplements.

  • FDA has completed a safety review of N-acetyl-L-cysteine and has added it to its peer review agenda.

  • Australian authorities have issued guidance on the distinction between therapeutic goods and sports supplements.

  • Brazil has issued updated rules for novel foods and approved changes to additives allowed in food supplements.




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