IADSA Strengthens Ties as Two Associations Join

The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) last month welcomed two new associations into its fold, bringing the total number of member associations to 55.

Russia’s Council of Dietary Supplement, Nutrient and Healthy Food Producers (CDSP) and the Brazilian Association of Foods for Special Dietary Uses Industry (ABIAD) both joined IADSA last month.

Founded in March 2008, CDSP brings together seven member companies engaged in the manufacture or marketing of food supplements. ABIAD is made up of 31 member companies, 40 percent of which are directly engaged in the food supplement business.

“We are delighted to welcome CDSP and ABIAD into our global network,” said Byron Johnson, IADSA Chairman. “One of the priorities of IADSA is to support existing associations and help create new associations across the globe. Together we will continue to work towards building an international platform for debate, and a sound legislative and political environment for the development of dietary supplement markets worldwide.”

IADSA is the leading international expert association regarding the globalisation of dietary supplement markets and increasing regulatory challenges. It brings together dietary supplement associations from 6 continents, represents over 20,000 companies.

IADSA has focused significantly on work in Latin America and Russia over the past two years. In 2007 it held a workshop to help companies understand the process for entering Russia’s substantial dietary supplement market. Last year, IADSA also held two expert workshops in the Latin American region with industry and regulators from Argentina, Chile and Brazil and Mexico.

For more information about IADSA 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.

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