EAS Singapore workshop announced

EAS will hold a workshop in Singapore this coming January entitled ‘Positioning your Borderline Products: Regulatory and Scientific support for Health Supplement Products in Asia and Europe’.

Taking place on 15th January 2010, the one-day workshop will lead participants through the current and proposed regulatory environment, with four EAS experts giving tips on long-term product strategies. The workshop will cover the borderline issue between supplements and medicine and regulatory frameworks in other parts of the world, practical impact of the EU Claims Regulation and authorisation process via the European Food Safety Authority. In addition, the experts will discuss the regulatory landscape and requirements to make health claims in Asia. The scientific substantiation in proportion to the level of health claims will also be covered.

“Concerns over the marketing of new products often result in a discussion as to whether food or medicinal law will apply. In this workshop, participants can expect useful guidance on the correct or recommended positioning of their products,” explained Patrick Coppens, Food Law Manager at EAS Europe, one of the workshop presenters.

“The ASEAN region is currently working on the regulatory harmonisation for the health supplement sector. Analysing the strengths and weaknesses of the EU claims regulatory situation can help to develop a balanced framework in the interest of the consumers, governments and industries, and avoid the current claim crisis in Europe,” commented Wai Mun Poon, EAS Asia Regional Regulatory Affairs Manager.

As well as Mr Coppens and Ms Poon, the workshop will be presented by Mr Pieter Lagae who specialises in European regulatory affairs for nutritional products and Dr Daniel Tsi, Regional Director of EAS Strategic Advice.

For the full workshop programme or to register for the event, please visit www.eas.asia, or email [email protected].


EAS provides strategic consulting advice on European, Asian and international regulation on food and nutritional products. It provides companies with regulatory and strategic advice for the marketing and approval of their products in Europe and Asia.

EAS also advises governments, trade associations and companies on the impact of European, Asian and global policy.
EAS has offices in Brussels, Italy and Singapore. EAS Italy is a branch of EAS Europe located in northern Italy to follow EFSA developments in Parma closely.

For more information on EAS Europe contact EAS, 50 Rue de l’Association, 1000 Brussels, tel: (+32) (0) 2 218 14 70, email [email protected] or visit www.eas.eu

For information on EAS Asia contact EAS Strategic Advice Pte Ltd, 3 Killiney Road, 07-04 Winsland House I, Singapore 239519,
tel: (+65) 68 38 12 70, email: [email protected] or visit www.eas.asia

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