IADSA, China FDA Celebrate 10 Years of Cooperation

<p>The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) board met in Beijing to celebrate 10 years of close cooperation with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA).</p>

BEIJING—The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) board met in Beijing to celebrate 10 years of close cooperation with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA).

During the meeting, the CFDA vice minister thanked IADSA for its support over the past decade and said the agency is excited for another decade of cooperation.

"We have enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the China FDA as we have, in IADSA, continually sought to add our international knowledge and expertise and advice to the development of legislation in the country" said Michelle Stout, treasurer of IADSA.

Over the past 10 years, the two organizations have participated in ground-breaking activities, including joint expert workshops, the first global summit of government authorities and extensive information and training activities. In 2011, 20 senior officials from the federal and regional FDAs in China took part in three weeks of training sessions on supplements and related issues in Switzerland as discussions on the future of supplement regulation in China were being initiated.

In April, IADSA gave a global leadership award to HongMin Xu, the head of China Healthcare Association’s Information Exchange committee.

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