Mexico’s food supplement industry will meet with EU and Mexican decision-makers next month to address the country’s dietary supplement regulation and its impact on consumers.
The ‘Expert workshop on Food Supplement Regulation’ will take place in Mexico City on 6-7 May, as a platform for regulators, policy and scientific experts to share ideas and identify new avenues in areas where legislation is not yet complete.
The two-day event has been organised by the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA), in conjunction with the Mexican government agency Cofepris, and IADSA’s member association in Mexico, Anipron.
The workshop will cover Mexico’s food supplements policy and regulation, global regulatory trends, and key issues such as the use of vitamins, minerals and botanical substances in food supplements and the use of claims in food supplements.
Attendees will also be given an overview of the key regulatory developments and current industry requirements in Mexico, intermingled with regular interactive ‘question and answer’ sessions.
Mr Pineda said: “We are delighted to be working with Anipron and Cofepris for this event. Mexico is one of the biggest and growing food supplement markets in Latin America, and in many ways developments here could well become a model for other countries in the region.”
IADSA is the voice of the worldwide dietary supplement manufacturing industry and an accredited international non-governmental organization (INGO) with a seat at the table of the main international regulatory bodies.
IADSA has more than doubled in size since its creation in 1998, representing 58 national trade associations and over 20,000 companies.
For more information contact David Pineda Ereño, IADSA Manager, Regulatory Affairs, 50 Rue de l’Association, 1000 Brussels, Belgium, tel: +32 (0)2 209 1155, fax: +32 (0)2 223 3064, or email [email protected], visit www.iadsa.org.