Asia in the spotlight as dietary supplement regulation evolves

Key decision-makers from government and industry are set to convene in Japan to address changing dietary supplement regulation throughout the Asian region and its impact on consumers.

Taking place in Yokohama on 17 April 2007, the International Perspectives on Dietary Supplements Regulation Workshop comes as Japan is recognised not only as a strategic global marketing base for dietary supplements, but as one of the greatest innovation sources to the nutritional products sector worldwide.

The workshop is being organised by the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) for regulators, policy and scientific experts to share ideas and identify new avenues in areas where legislation is not yet complete.

With changes in dietary supplements regulation being felt across more than 70 countries, the workshop will highlight regulatory trends across the world particularly in Asia, the EU and US. It will address the challenges and opportunities emerging in Japan’s regulatory environment, including issues such as substantiating health claims and ensuring the safety of bioactive substances in dietary supplements.

IADSA Chairman, Randy Dennin, said: “We have chosen Japan for this workshop because of its dynamic marketplace. It is the second-largest single market for dietary supplements, and in many ways will be a springboard for the rest of Asia.”

The workshop is being organised in cooperation with IADSA’s Japanese member associations: the Japan Health Food & Nutrition Food Association (JHNFA), the Japanese Institute for Health Food Standards (JIHFS), the Nutrition and Food Technology Society (NFTS) and the National Nutritional Foods Association of Japan (NNFA-J). Simultaneous translation will be provided in English and Japanese.

To ensure that you receive the programme, registration documents and hotel reservation form as soon as they are available, contact IADSA at [email protected],
tel +32 2 209 11 55, fax: +32 2 223 30 64, www.iadsa.org.

ENDS

IADSA is the leading voice of the worldwide supplement manufacturing industry and an accredited
international non-governmental organisation (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, and now represents 55 national trade associations and over 9,500 member companies.

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