September 2019Antibiotic resistance: Why is natural medicine being ignored? https://anh-usa.org/antibiotic-resistance-why-is-natural-medicine-being-ignored/ The complex and evolving world of probiotics – deep dive https://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/probiotics-prebiotics/complex-and-evolving-world-probiotics-deep-dive New vitamin D programme for England and Wales could cut deficiency by 13.2 million, research reveals https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2019/08/21/Vit-D-programme-for-England-and-Wales-could-cut-deficiency-by-13.2-million-research-reveals Protein powders for an expanding consumer base https://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/sports-nutrition/protein-powders-expanding-consumer-base Updated pesticide testing for supplements fills important gaps https://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/labstesting/updated-pesticide-testing-supplements-fills-important-gaps
August 2019Graceful ageing with natural ingredients https://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/healthy-aging/graceful-aging-natural-ingredients UN calls for global food system revolution https://www.newhope.com/market-data-and-analysis/tackle-climate-change-we-need-rethink-our-food-system Lower vitamin D levels linked to Parkinson's disease symptoms, study suggests https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2019/08/09/Lower-vitamin-D-levels-linked-to-Parkinson-s-Disease-symptoms-study-suggests Brands must prioritize ingredient stability tests in supplements https://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/supplements/brands-must-prioritize-ingredient-stability-tests-supplements Responsible companies should have a mission to help weed out non-compliant claims https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2019/08/02/From-the-editor-s-desk-The-dangers-of-disease-claims Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review: A Health Revolution Where Everyone Benefits - July 2019 P&C Article July2019 Astaxanthin for healthy ageing https://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/healthy-living/astaxanthin-and-healthy-aging How Vitamin D keeps you young and thin https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/07/29/how-vitamin-d-keeps-you-young.aspx What will help the CBD category go mainstream? https://pgs.newhope.com/hemp-cbd-mainstream High costs of 'health foods' helps drive malnutrition https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2019/07/26/High-cost-of-health-foods-helps-drive-malnutrition-Study Trade Groups weight path forward for CBD in dietary supplements https://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/regulatory/trade-groups-weigh-path-forward-cbd-dietary-supplements How the organic market changed in 2018 https://www.newhope.com/market-data-and-analysis/organic-market-overview-how-organic-matured-and-changed-2018
THE HPA – STRATEGICALLY FOCUSED ON THE FUNDAMENTAL STRENGTHS OF THE INDUSTRYAt the HPA Annual General Meeting held in Johannesburg on 18 July 2019, Maria Ascencao was re-appointed as Chairperson – a perfect position for a woman who is passionate about the health products industry and defending the small and medium-size companies that make up the spirit of the CAMS and wellness industry. “I would like to express my sincerest thanks and gratitude to my fellow members of the Executive Council of the HPA who have re-elected me as Chairperson. I am humbled and honoured that they continue to entrust me with this responsibility,” says Ascencao.
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THE GOOD NEWSThere has been extensive and comprehensive work by the HPA Executive Council to engage with SAHPRA at the highest level, as well as other government aligned bodies and business organizations as part of the strategic lobbying, government liaison and industry alliance plan, which I fully disclosed to all members in my Chairperson’s report in December 2017. This goal has been underpinned by the HPA’s spirit of working towards a structured industry engagement as a source of strength, not conflict. This has been at the core of my personal commitment to both the HPA and the industry alongside the HPA Executive Council. This strategy is now coming to fruition and I am pleased to advise you that there is an imminent solution to the regulatory quagmire that the August 2017 regulations imposed on the CAMS/HS industry. I am so pleased to inform you all that this is about to be announced following enormous constructive engagement by the HPA with SAHPRA, in which my EXCO and I, have been fully involved. The imminent SAHPRA announcement is anticipated to provide the way forward for CAMS/HS, and thereby should also address the impending November 2019 deadline which has been a major cause for concern by industry - and the HPA is engaging constructively and working hard to resolve this. We have been successful in getting the HPA to host the “South African Port Health Requirements: Port Health and Importation Requirements” workshop with Mr Griffith Molewa that will take place at the Bryanston Country Club on Thursday, 30th May 2019, from 09h30 to 11h00. The goal of this workshop is to have SAHPRA address an issue which is impeding normal business operations for an Industry that is wanting to be responsible, legally compliant and to be able to effectively apply functional best practice to their respective businesses. Mr Griffith Molewa’s presentation is designed to empower HPA and general industry members to understand the step by step process of what needs to be done prior to importation in compliance with current regulations, what to do when the importation process is challenged by Port Health, with whom to liaise when this happens, and how to generally enable a beleaguered industry to resolve issues safely, expediently and effectively, hand in hand with SAHPRA. Yours in Service, Sincerely MARIA ASCENCAO Chairperson Health Products Association of Southern Africa "The HPA: Promoting and protecting the Health Products Industry"
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HPA MEETINGS 2019
JOHANNESURG: Bryanston Country Club
• THURSDAY OCTOBER 24TH
• THURSDAY DECEMBER 4TH (Jhb Exco & General Meeting)
CAPE TOWN: Kelvin Grove
HPA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETINGS: 09H30-11H30 GENERAL MEETINGS: 12H00-14H00
• THURSDAY MAY 23rd
• THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH
• THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28TH
AFRICA HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE
11-12 September,2019 Johannesburg, South Africa
AFRICA HEALTHCARE (2)
TWINZ FOUNDATION FOR PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES: COURSES 2019
For more information, please visit: https://www.twinztraining.com/
TWINZ: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A RA PHARMACIST OF OFFICER: 2019.08.20 A Day in the Life of a RA Pharmacist or Officer
UGANDA: UGANDA MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION TRADE FAIRS 2019
The Noakes Foundation:
‘Professional Training in LCHF/Ketogenic Nutrition & Treatment’
TENTH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE OF COUNCIL OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENT PRODUCERS (CDSP)
The International conference “Food supplements industry and modern society: challenges, science, regulation” took place in Moscow on November 26 – the first ever specialised event on food supplements (BAFS) in Russian history! The conference, which was a huge success, was held by Self-regulatory Organisation Council of Dietary Supplement Producers (CDSP), whi
ch celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Amway, one of the founders of the association, is a permanent Council member.
Its agenda consisted of two main parts:
a) a scientific symposium
b) round table with industry representatives and governmental stakeholders.
This year the focus was on uniting efforts to maintain Amway’s high standing in the association whilst devoting special attention to increase the credibility of the organisation among the stakeholders. Elena Pletneva (Amway Regulatory Policies Advisor, R&D) and Andrey Serebrennikov (Amway Government Affairs Manager, Legal) led the organising committee of the Conference for more than 6 months.
There was a strong Amway presence of speakers:
Audra Davies– Vice President, Product Development – Health, Beauty & Home, Nutrilite Health Institute (Audra’s presentation was highly engaging and well-researched and received a warm welcome from the audience);
Wei Qian – European Regulatory Policy Manager: Regulatory officials were impressed by Wei’s excellent presentation on EU regulatory outlook and kindly asked to provide them with the presentation copy;
Vasiliy Isakov –Head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinic of the Institute of Nutrition.
All regulatory stakeholders’ representatives were in attendance, including Head of Russia’s Federal Office of Surveillance of Consumer Right Protection and Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor), Federal antimonopoly service, State Duma and Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
Science was supported by Department of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN). Over 20 scientists had an opportunity to discuss BAFS role in optimising day-to-day nutrition and to share the latest results in studies of the clinical efficiency of BAFS.
A round table on biologically active food supplements (BAFS) focused for the first time on specific BAFS problematics as a part of a bigger food industry. There was a vivid discussion over BAFS regulations in Europe, BAFS distant and itinerary trade legalisation, advertisement rules in the industry.
The full event coverage on YouTube attracted more than 6000 viewers in two days.
“We hope that the conference that has already proved to be a noticeable event, will contribute to BAFS industry development and fuel long-awaited change in regulatory landscape, including technical regulation and BAFS distant and itinerary trade legalisation,” says South African Amway Pharmacist, Allen Frank.
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