International food policy experts EAS will take food supplement companies through the do’s and don't s for launching products across Latin America and Europe’s markets at a workshop in July.
Taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 12, the workshop is titled “Food Supplements: Secrets of successful regulatory strategies for launching products in Latin America & Europe."
At the day-long event EAS experts David Pineda Ereño, Ainhoa Larrañaga and Elodie Lebastard will guide participants through the global trends for food supplements, national rules on food supplement composition in key Latin American markets, and the legal requirements for food supplements in the European Union (EU).
The workshop will also feature special guest speaker Carlos Gouvêa, President of the Brazilian Association of Foods for Special Uses Industry (ABIAD), who will advise companies on the key challenges and opportunities in bringing food supplements into Brazil.
“With Latin American countries rapidly growing their food supplement markets and their influence in discussions at the global level, understanding and exploring regulatory trends in these regions are a must,” said EAS Regional Director David Pineda Ereño. “This workshop will give a clear explanation of the regulatory developments in the fastest growing markets in Latin America and explain how these will shape the future for placing food and dietary supplements on the market in the region.”
“Similarly in the EU with the harmonisation initiatives underway for food supplements, complications exist in identifying what is harmonised and what is not when it comes to vitamins, minerals, herbs and other bioactive substances,” he continued. “The EU Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation is also at a crucial stage in its implementation, which will by the end of the year have a significant impact on the way in which the sector can communicate the health benefits of these products.”
The workshop will cover regulatory opportunities and challenges for food supplements in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Venezuela, as well as within EU regulations in terms of the novel food regulation, maximum levels of vitamins and minerals, other ingredients including botanicals, mutual recognition and health claims.