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  • PROFESSOR ROY JOBSON RIP

    The HPA Executive Council has learnt of the unexpected death of Professor Roy Jobson. Professor Jobson was Head of the Division of Pharmacology of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Rhodes University, Chairperson of the Rhodes University Ethical Standards Committee, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University amongst other eminent positions that he held. He was a former member of the Medicines Control Council (MCC), former Chairperson of the MCC's Pharmacovigilance Committee and a former member of the MCC's Clinical Trials Committee and it was in these areas that the HPA engaged with him. The HPA and its members wish to express their condolences to his wife, family and colleagues. His family have stated that Professor Jobson died on Saturday January 26th 2019 at his home. He had difficulty breathing following pneumonia.
  • IN THE NEWS

    January 2019 The American Pain Association Applauds the Historic Passage of the Farm Bill and Launches Hotline for CBD Education http://www.alternative-therapies.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/Content.Main/id/1117#4 Nine natural food, beverage and supplement trends to prepare for in 2019 https://www.newhope.com/products-and-trends/9-natural-food-beverage-and-supplement-trends-2019 Big issues for 2019: CBD, the microbiome and more https://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Article/2019/01/03/The-big-issues-for-2019-CBD-the-microbiome-and-more Chart topping health tips on social media https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2019/01/03/Put-a-pin-in-it-The-chart-topping-health-tips-shared-on-social-media State of the Nutraceuticals Industry for 2019 Survey results indicate high degree of confidence in the future of the dietary supplement and nutritional products industry. https://www.nutraceuticalsworld.com/issues/2018-12/view_features/state-of-the-nutraceuticals-industry-for-2019 2019 International Buyers' Guide An annual reference of companies supplying nutraceutical ingredients, products, and services around the world. https://www.nutraceuticalsworld.com/issues/2018-12/view_features/2019-international-buyers-guide

    MPs want complementary, traditional and natural medicine to rescue health system from financial crisis A UK Parliamentary Group has handed down a report advising the UK National Health Service (NHS) to integrate complementary, traditional and natural medicine to ensure the future sustainability of the public healthcare system. https://www.yourhealthyourchoice.com.au/news-features/mps-want-complementary-traditional-and-natural-medicine-to-rescue-health-system-from-financial-crisis

     
  • HPA HEADLINES DECEMBER 2018

    The HPA wishes all members, colleagues, friends and family a happy and fun-filled holiday season.

    THE HPA: ACTIVELY ASSISTING THE HEALTH PRODUCTS INDUSTRY

    Since its inception in 1976, the HPA has worked consistently and tirelessly to promote and protect the health products industry in South Africa – a task that has been both intense and challenging. The HPA provides information, comprehensive service and assistance to all members and the industry at large, while confronting and defusing regulatory challenges. Over the years, the HPA has worked closely with the International Alliance of Dietary / Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) and subsequently has notched up numerous achievements and positively influenced various aspects of trading, functioning and operating within the industry
  • LEGALISATION OF CANNABIS IN SOUTH AFRICA

    The legalisation of cannabis in SA has been a big topic of discussion. Listen: HPA's Robert Longrigg, Responsible Pharmacist for Afriplex discusses the new law, what it all means and the health and commercial benefits of cannabis. HPASA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HPASouthernAfrica/    
  • TRADITIONAL HEALERS ORGANISATION MEDIA REPORT ON CANNABIS LEGISLATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

    "Scores of THO members from around Gauteng province and the Rastafarian community came to the Constitutional Court on September 18 to listen to Deputy Chief Judge Zondo handing down judgement on the use of dagga. When the judgement was handed down the entire court was in jubilation. We got super excited because the court ruled that; 1. The criminalisation of private use and cultivation of dagga is unconstitutional; 2. Adults are now free to handle dagga for healing and recreational purposes including even growing it for use in their homes. However, public smoking and commercial activities are prohibited. 3. The Constitution Court confirmed that the 2017 Western Cape high court judgement by Judge Dennis Davis that found the ban on dagga use at home was unconstitutional and therefore, against the right to privacy. This was a case supported by the Traditional Healers Organisation (THO), brought to court by Garreth Prince, Jeremy Acton and Jonathan Ruben. Interestingly, many government departments including health, south African police services and social development were opposed to dagga being used privately but were again proven unconstitutional and inconsistent by the Constitutional Court. The Constitutional Court accepted medical studies from applicants lawyers which showed that alcohol caused more harm than dagga and that there is little data to show that banning of dagga would reduce harmful use. Action Parliament was given 2 years to amend all racist, apartheid laws that prohibits private use of dagga. Court granted interim relief that allows personal use at private spaces such as home and Healers clinics. THO Action We will meet with the Cannabis Development Council of South Africa to discuss how this use will be regulated so that children and families are not directly affected by negligence Educate Healers on how they will have to implement and action the court judgement to benefit patients Host and sign partnerships with key stakeholders such as the SAPS to monitor actions of members and people who will be involved at community level Lesson learnt Let us refrain from violating people's right to equality, dignity and freedom of religion. No one, not even your local authority or pastor holds such rights against you. When confronted with such a situation just rise above it and hold people against it, we will support you all the way. On this note, we wish you a blessed African New Year this September 23 and a fantastic Heritage month. What a great way to enter an African New Year."

HPA Newsletter

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IADSA Newsletters and Presentations

All available editions of the IADSA newsletters are listed below. To view any of them, simply click on the edition's title and it will open in a new window.

IADSA INTRODUCTORY GUIDE TOLERANCES FOR FOOD SUPPLEMENTS
Tolerances for food supplements – An introductory guide

IADSA PUBLICATIONS & CODEX GUIDE
https://www.iadsa.org/resources/34

 

2018 PUBLICATIONS

2017

2015

  •  ASEAN Health Supplement Sector Set to Become a Global Powerhouse – April 2015

2014

  • IADSA and CFDA Celebrates 10 Year of Cooperation – July 2014
  • CRN and IADSA Partner for Broader Reach – July 2014
  • Korea Health Supplements Association (KHSA) to Become Member of IADSA – June 2014
  • IADSA Global Leadership Award Annoucement in Verona, Italy – April 2014
  • First scorecard published on Health Supplements Harmonisation in ASEAN – February 2014

2013

  • IADSA focuses on stability testing and safety as part of its 3-year scientific and technical programme – August 2013
  • IADSA holds expert workshop on applying Codex guidelines – August 2013
  • Codex adopts NRVs at levels supported by IADSA – July 2013
  • Codex increasingly a key reference point for food supplement regulators says IADSA – July 2013
  • IADSA gives first-ever Global Leadership Awards – May 2013
  • IADSA to hold Annual General Meeting in April – April 2013
  • Codex endorses IADSA recommendations to prioritise Magnesium Stearate evaluation for GSFA inclusion – April 2013

2012

  • IADSA keeps the focus on health food regulations in China – October 2012
  • Codex additives inclusions good news for the dietary supplement sector says IADSA – August 2012
  • IADSA re-elects chair Peter Zambetti for second term – April 2012
  • India FSSA a positive step for supplements says IADSA – April 2012
  • Key supplement additives up for inclusion in Codex standard – March 2012
  • IADSA welcomes Mexico association into its fold – February 2012
  • IADSA keeps the focus on additives at Codex – February 2012

2011

  • Codex sets up e-Working Group on Nutrient Reference Values revision – November 2011
  • IADSA suggests framework for bioactives recommended intake – November 2011
  • Scientific Forum debates food supplement science and regulation issues – October 2011
  • IADSA lays out the science in support of supplements for micronutrient adequacy – October 2011
  • Latin America gets first regional food supplement association – September 2011
  • Supplement regulation discussions in Latin America promising, says IADSA – September 2011
  • Supplement regulation across Latin America on ‘official’ agenda – August 2011
  • IADSA to hold 4th scientific forum – August 2011
  • Demand grows for global food supplement GMP guide – August 2011
  • India nutraceuticals market on the rise – July 2011
  • Codex decides on key issues for food supplement sector – July 2011
  • IADSA saves key additive from deletion at Codex – July 2011
  • IADSA releases first ever global GMP guide – June 2011
  • Codex abandons definition and labelling work on GMOs – June 2011
  • Central America and Caribbean regulators meet to discuss supplement regulation – May 2011
  • IADSA saves key additives from deletion at Codex – April 2011
  • IADSA to release first ever global GMP guide – March 2011
  • IADSA highlights global food supplement trends in 2011 agenda – February 2011
  • IADSA expands global arena as Brazilian and Vietnam associations join – February 2011

2010

  • La regulación de los suplementos alimenticios en América Latina toma impulso en la Conferencia de IADSA – Noviembre 2010
  • IADSA Conference gathers momentum on food supplement regulation across Latin America – November 2010
  • Global food supplement associations meet to define world regulation – March 2010
  • Global food supplement sector hold their Annual Meeting – February 2010

2009

  • IADSA clarifies myths surrounding Codex’s work on food supplements – October 2009
  • Top officials meet in Moscow forinternational food supplement conference – July 2009
  • Codex adopts key provisions for food supplements – July 2009
  • Top officials to meet in Moscow at international food supplement conference – May 2009
  • Codex agrees additives for use in food supplements – March 2009
  • South East European officials meet for Training Forum on supplements – March 2009
  • IADSA keeps the spotlight on Latin America in 2009 – February 2009
  • IADSA strengthens ties as two associations join – January 2009

2008

  • Codex agrees risk analysis principles for nutrients – November 2008
  • Codex agrees to consider ALL evidence for scientific basis of health claims – November 2008
  • IADSA pushes for consideration of ALL evidence for Codex scientific basis of health claims – October 2008
  • Health claims based only on human intervention studies not practical says IADSA – August 2008
  • IADSA workshop keeps the focus on Latin America – July 2008
  • Seminar looks to global TMHS regulations for ASEAN model – June 2008
  • Workshop highlights dietary supplement regulation in Mexico – June 2008
  • IADSA celebrates decade of global regulatory achievements – May 2008
  • IADSA welcomes new chairman at 2008 Annual General Meeting – May 2008
  • Expert workshop targets food supplement regulation in Mexico – April 2008
  • IADSA strengthens ties as new association joins – January 2008
  • Regulatory change a boost for emerging supplement markets says IADSA – January 2008

2007

  • Codex to redraft health claims recommendations – December 2007
  • IADSA keeps up the fight for reasonable food additive levels – November 2007
  • Health claims based only on human intervention studies unrealistic says IADSA – October 2007
  • Senior regulators give guidance on accessing Russian market – September 2007
  • IADSA helps companies access Russian Supplement market – August 2007
  • IADSA strengthens ties with the Philippines – August 2007
  • IADSA workshop targets supplement market in Russia – August 2007
  • Regional ginseng regulation should focus on just one species, says IADSA – July 2007
  • Codex adopts additives at IADSA’s advised levels – July 2007
  • Companies urged to take part in global market survey – June 2007
  • IADSA’s action to retain additives yields positive results – May 2007
  • IADSA Workshop an ‘official’ success – April 2007
  • IADSA rates global regulatory improvements ‘six out of ten’ – April 2007
  • Hopes for Codex inclusion of Precautionary Principle dashed – April 2007
  • IADSA highlights healthier ageing at Yokohama Workshop – March 2007
  • IADSA workshop gathers official momentum – March 2007
  • International experts dispute conclusions of antioxidant review – February 2007
  • IADSA sets the agenda for 2007 – February 2007
  • IADSA keeps up the fight for key additives in food supplements – February 2007

2006

  • Asia in the spotlight as dietary supplement regulation evolves – December 2006
  • IADSA assesses safety levels for Bioactives – November 2006
  • Regional dietary and health supplement industry grouping created in Singapore – July 2006

2005

2004

  • International agreement reached on vitamins and minerals in Food Supplements – November 2004
  • Codex Commission makes historic decision on Guidelines on Vitamins and Minerals – July 2004
  • All Eyes on Prague for Future of Supplement Legislation – July 2004
  • Enlarged European Union will meet to develop the Future of Food Supplements – April 2004

2003

  • Latin American governments agree need for common approach to supplements regulation – Nov 2003
  • Codex Committee breaks through the barriers to Consumers’ use of Food Supplements – November 2003

2002

  • Supplements Essential to Manage Japanese Health Care – October 2002
  • First Asian Conference demands increased dialogue on Food Supplements – September 2002
  • IADSA Summary of Vitamin and Mineral Recommended nutrient intakes  – July 2002
  • Dietary Supplements: First Asian Conference of Government and Industry – May 2002
  • Three More Dietary Supplement Associations Join IADSA – March 2002

2001

Events & Training

HPA MEETINGS 2019

JOHANNESBURG: Bryanston Country Club

HPA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETINGS: 11H30 – 15H00 GENERAL MEETINGS: 15H30-17H00
THURSDAY JANUARY 24TH
• THURSDAY MARCH 14TH
• THURSDAY MAY 9TH
• THURSDAY JULY 18TH (AGM)
• THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH
• THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28TH

CAPE TOWN: Kelvin Grove

HPA EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETINGS: 09H30-11H30 GENERAL MEETINGS: 12H00-14H00
• THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21ST
• THURSDAY APRIL 25th
• THURSDAY JULY 4TH
• THURSDAY OCTOBER 24TH

EVENTS UPDATE

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), which 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.

Links:
Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wectkxj4dzdp0iy/AADuJhd4-IYLQ35gXwdIn1zTa?dl=0
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=19&v=E014X4aJpzw
Articles: https://pharmvestnik.ru/content/news/Mnogie-BAD-predstavlennye-na-mejdunarodnyh-saitah-ne-sootvetstvuut-reglamentam-EAES.html
https://fas.gov.ru/news/26416


TWINZ 2019 SEMINAR AFRICAN REGULATORY AUTHORITIES
TWINZ 2019 Seminar African Regulatory Authorities

TWINZ FOUNDATION FOR PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES: COURSES 2019
2019 TWINZ Course schedule

For more information, please visit: https://www.twinztraining.com/

PHARMACEUTICAL & COSMETIC REVIEW’S BEAUTY TRENDS & INNOVATIONS CONFERENCE

For more information: https://mailchi.mp/newmediapub/join-us-for-the-beauty-business-partners-conference?e=c56f2717d8

NATURAL & ORGANICS PRODUCTS EUROPE: LONDON APRIL 7TH-9TH 2019

The HPA would like to put together a great SA/HPA Pavilion in London next year. The HPA will be arranging an upfront funded pavilion to NATURAL & ORGANIC PRODUCTS EUROPE which happens in London from the 7-9 April 2019.
https://www.naturalproducts.co.uk/

VITAFOODS EUROPE 2019

http://app.marketing.informaexhibitions.com/e/es?s=2135709717&e=193614&elqTrackId=23465bb3f9bb4076b44b35ffcf280e28&elq=1a26dd77d2bb48e389ab48cf5071a550&elqaid=15483&elqat=1

The Noakes Foundation:
‘Professional Training in LCHF/Ketogenic Nutrition & Treatment’

Online Course Information Pack

 

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