IADSA Newsflash for April 2024

April 29, 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 Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare has established a dedicated website to provide information about adverse events associated with red yeast rice products sold in Japan.

  • India is taking steps to tighten regulations for supplements due to complaints about non-compliant products.

  • Taiwan has updated its regulations for prepackaged food products.

  • The European Commission (EC) has asked member states to monitor the presence of nickel in food supplements and a number of food products.

  • The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) conducted a call for data regarding exposure to lycopene in response to a request by the EC.

  • EFSA has restarted its Botanical Community of Knowledge initiative, being led by interested member states.

  • The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare initiated a consultation to develop guidance documents for healthcare professionals and patients/consumers regarding the use of herbal food supplements.

  • The EC released new consultation results on three CBD products as part of novel food status assessment.

  • Denmark, France, and Germany have updated guidance on some vitamin and mineral maximum levels.

  • Finland has issued revised nutrition and health claims guidance.

  • Romania has issued a positive list for botanicals that may be used in food supplements.

  • The Netherlands Ministry of Health has received a recommendation to implement a notification system for food supplement products to enhance safety measures and better protect consumers.

  • Dutch authorities conducted assessments of three botanicals, including ashwagandha, and issued cautionary recommendations for each.

  • Brazil has updated its notification requirements for the marketing of food and food supplements.




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