(Suzhou September 22, 2011) The association was invited to the 2nd Annual Vitamin Innovation and Development Summit held in Suzhou, China by the Minstry of Commerce’s Chamber of Medicine and Health Products. Crowther gave a presentation on the U.S. Dietary Supplement Industry focusing on opportunities the industry represents to China with the appropriate regulatory reform. Currently, China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) is beginning to reform regulations beginning with Decreasing the amount of claims available for dietary supplements from 27 to 18. For more details on this, visit the association’s “Newsletter” section to view the latest edition of “China Updates”, which analyzes SFDA’s recent draft regulation.
The summit was attended by both industry and government leaders. Presentations covered development and research in China’s vitamin industry, Canadian natural health product quality control regulations,
Speaking opportunities like the Above give the association the opportunity to address the need for China’s regulatory environment to move forward in a more open and transparent nature.