By Will Chu, Niamh Michail, Hank Schultz, and Cheryl Tay
The interest in cannabidiol (CBD) use in food supplements, foods, and even as an ingredient in cosmetics has gained much momentum in the past five years, but what is the regulatory situation around the world?
Nutritional interventions were linked to a 25% to 45% reduction of childhood anemia prevalence in Latin America, parts of which, such as the Latin Caribbean, had countries where anemia is still a ‘serious’ public health problem, say Spanish researchers.
A proposal to work on harmonized probiotic guidelines will remain on the agenda for the next session of the of the CCNFSDU (Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses), but Argentina needs to re-work its initial discussion document.
The Latin American Responsible Nutrition Alliance (ALANUR) is working alongside other organizations to harmonize regulations for dietary supplements and understand consumer habits in the expansive and dynamic region of Latin America, home to roughly 625...
The regulations around dietary supplements in Latin America are a patchwork of different approaches, but regulatory bodies and regional associations are pushing for change and perhaps even some harmonization.