Two new guides have been published in India to help the country’s health supplement industry adapt to recently implemented regulatory requirements
The documents have been produced by ReCHaN – the Resource Centre for Health Supplements and Nutraceuticals – which was established in July 2017 through a partnership between the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA). They can be downloaded at www.rechan.in.
Their publication is significant because they are seen as a key stepping stone towards ensuring consistency of practice across India’s supplement industry and will assist in the application of relevant legislation governing the sector.
Their publication follows the signing earlier this year of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between FSSAI, CII and IADSA. The three bodies have agreed to work together to give ReCHaN the support it needs to strengthen India’s health supplements sector.
Mr Simon Pettman, Executive Director of IADSA, said: “The health supplement and nutraceutical sector is set to grow significantly in India. IADSA is delighted to cooperate so closely with FSSAI and CII to share our global expertise to help build a sound framework for the development of regulation, science and policy.”
Based in New Delhi, FSSAI sets science-based standards across India for the manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import of food products. It is responsible for developing, implementing and enforcing India’s regulation on the safety of health supplements and nutraceuticals. Visit fssai.gov.in for more information.
Also located in New Delhi, CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led organisation that supports the development of India’s economy. It is India's premier business association with more than 8500 members from the private and public sectors. Visit cii.in for more information.