IADSA Hosts Workshop on Supplement Regs in MexicoIADSA Hosts Workshop on Supplement Regs in Mexico
June 5, 2008
MEXICO CITY—More than 100 regulators, academics and industry representatives met here in early May to discuss issues surrounding the regulation of dietary supplements. At the workshop organized by the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) in conjunction with Anipron and the Mexican Ministry of Health, attendees learned more about defining dietary supplements, the use of nutrition and health claims and criteria for setting intake levels for vitamins and minerals. Speakers included Basil Mathioudakis, head of the European Commission’s Food Law Unit, who presented an overview of the European Union’s food supplements regulation, highlighting maximum levels for vitamins and minerals and the nutrition and health claims regulation; John Hathcock, vice president of scientific and international affairs for the U.S. Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), who discussed the role and benefits of vitamins and minerals; and Mexican government officials Gabriela Moreno García, director of regulatory policy, and Mario Raùl Santamaría Rangel, director for plants and alternative medicines, who gave an overview of the dietary supplement regulation in Mexico.
“We are delighted that this unique event was such a big success, and that IADSA continues to play a key role encouraging greater communication on the regulation and science behind dietary supplements,” said David Pineda Ereño, director of regulatory affairs, IADSA. “We will continue to encourage further detailed discussions at national levels.”
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