Efforts to highlight dietary supplement regulation across Asia have proved fruitful for the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA), which recently welcomed its newest member from the Philippines.
Incorporated into IADSA this month, the Health and Dietary Supplement Association of the Philippines (HADSAP) was created in March to work with government authorities and agencies on existing and emerging laws and regulations on dietary supplements, health foods, and natural products in the Philippines.
HADSAP is currently made up of 12 members, 60 percent of which manufacture or market dietary supplements, and aims to promote the growth while protecting both consumers and the industry.
“HADSAP’s move to join IADSA is an excellent development in view of our work in the ASEAN region,” said David Pineda, IADSA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs. “It will help to strengthen the move towards harmonisation of regulations in that region, and effectively represent the interests of the industry in the region.”
IADSA is the voice of the worldwide dietary supplement manufacturing industry and an accredited international non-governmental organisation with a seat at the table of the main international regulatory bodies. Since it’s creation it has more than doubled in size, and now represents 59 national and regional trade associations across the world.