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					                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




                                                      HADSA
             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
      Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 (Regn. No.641 dt. 29-04-2004)
                    (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association - INHADSA)
                        Admin.Off: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr. Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021
                                     Tel: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 - Fax: 91 22 2287 2560
                     Regd.Off: 4/23, Margdarshan, NS Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069
                                        Tel: 91 22 2683 6013 - Fax: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                  Email: hadsa@vsnl.net
                                                 Website: www.hadsa.com
             (Member of International Alliance of Dietary Supplements Association - IADSA - www.iadsa.org)



                               HADSA NEWSLETTER
    Breaking News on Nutraceuticals & Supplements- No.0312
                                 Dated 3rd December 2008
                                       NEWS FROM INDIA
                                            LATEST NEWS
 The recent developments in the world markets have hopefully affected only
sentiments and not business. We must offer our Thanks giving to the Lord each day
before we break bread at each dawn. The very bread that nourishes us.

They say that the internet has made the world smaller, Therefore the world is now
one big family and let no man nor woman discriminate each other on the basis of
caste, colour creed and most of all religion but see the spirit of God in each one of
us.
This is our heartfelt condolence to all those we bereave at the recent attacks in
Mumbai and we pray to the Almighty to give their near and dear ones the strength
to bear the future.

President                     Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                    Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group     Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                        Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557           Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560           Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in          sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                            www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                             www.nutrientlibrary.com
                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




We hope to see you all at the next years HADSA Nutraceutical Conference.



                                             HEADLINES

1) Food processing industry all set for a boom: Report
2) India exported processed foods worth €2.6 billion in 2006/07
3) Food processing industry going strong despite turmoil
4) New ISO standard for sensory tests of food products
5) US FDA to open offices in India, China
6) What Codex is all about?
7) Different standards in food processing
8) NEWS from IADSA: Codex: Comments on the Scientific
Basis of Health Claims (Attached with this email separately as a .pdf file)
9) NEWS from IADSA : REVISED RULE FOR FOOD FOR
SPECIAL DIETARY USE
10) NEWS from IADSA : Codex agreed texts: risk analysis and
health claims substantiation (Attached with this email separately)




President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                            www.nutrientlibrary.com
                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




1) Food processing industry all set for a boom: Report

India's food industry is witnessing an explosive growth in line with the country's on-
going economic development and there has been a marked move towards trying to get
more out of the country's immense agricultural industry. Despite being the world's
leading producer of cattle, milk, tea and pulses and the second largest producer of fruit,
vegetables, rice, wheat and sugarcane worldwide, India accounts for just 1.5% of global
processed food trade, according to a recent Business Monitor International India Food
and Drink Report Q3 2008.

The government estimates that the cost of boosting this figure to just 3% would be $25bn,
with India's primary focused agricultural and food supply chain having to dramatically
reconsider standard industry practices in order to boost secondary output. Fortunately, as
BMI examines in its newly-published India Food & Drink Report for Q108, the
government is not alone in attempting to fund this seismic shift. A vast population, steady
urbanisation and GDP growth that BMI forecasts at 7.9% annually to 2012, have helped
ensure that multinational investment interest in the market is massive.

More encouraging than this is that multinationals alone are not being left to drive
development; local corporations are also playing a huge role in the process. Most notable
has been the involvement of Indian companies in the food and beverage industry, whose
primary business interest was formerly elsewhere. Over the past 12 months this has seen
fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer Hindustan Lever - 52%-owned by Dutch giant
Unilever - attempt to grow its food division, via the heavy marketing of popular brands,
such as Knorr and Lipton, and reduce its dependence on its health and personal care
products.

Perhaps even more significantly than this, burgeoning food sales have seen cigarette
President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                            www.nutrientlibrary.com
                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




industry number one and two - ITC and Godfrey - launch new food products in a bid to
establish themselves as key players within this industry. Looking at the industry more
broadly, almost all of India's leading conglomerates - Tata, Reliance, RPG, Aditya Birla
etc - are now participating in the industry to some degree, many having chosen the
explosive grocery retail as a starting point. Likewise, former food category specialists,
such as Amul Dairy, are now looking to become industry generalists in a bid to broaden
their growth prospects (Amul has recently announced its interest in further non-dairy
snack food launches).

Investment from all of these companies, as they battle to boost sales and build market
share, should help to lift India's contribution to global processed food trade in the long
term. In the short-to-medium term, the impact will be on internal processed food sales.
Included in BMI's India Food & Drink Report for the first time this quarter are our
forecasts for the country's processed food industry. To 2012, we expect processed food
output to increase by 44.2% to $90.1bn, while packaged food sales in the country climb
by 67.5% to $21.7bn. On a per capita basis, BMI is forecasting a per capita packaged
food spending increase of 56.5% to $18.06 in 2012.



REFERENCE:-
FnBnews.com




2) India exported processed foods worth €2.6 billion in 2006/07
The Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Shri Subodh Kant Sahai, in Rajya
Sabha has informed recently that the export of processed food items was 14501 crore Rs.
(approx. €2.6 billion) in 2006-07, after 12329.85 Rs crore the year earlier.
President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                            www.nutrientlibrary.com
                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




    According to the minister, the major processed food items being exported to different
countries were processed fruits and vegetables, guar gum, jaggery & confectionery,
cereal preparations, alcoholic beverages, miscellaneous preparations like Ready to Serve
products, snack foods, breakfast foods etc., frozen shrimp, frozen fish, frozen cuttle fish/
fquid, and frozen lobster etc.



REFERENCE:-
www.foodindustryindia.com




3) Food processing industry going strong despite turmoil
Despite the economic slowdown and the fear associated with it is hitting business across
the globe, the Indian food processing industry remains optimistic. The industry's order
books are full. This at a time when Asia's economic and financial systems are likely to
come under pressure.

The Indian food processing industry exports commodities like Basmati rice, pulses,
herbs, ready-to-eat products, pickles, chutney, poultry, meat, fruits and vegetables. These
products are travelling around the world. Food is an essential commodity and people
cannot cut down on it. Even while experts like Rajat Nag, managing director-general,
Asian Development Bank, forecast that Asia's export dependent economies will face a
sharp slowdown as global demand weakens, food processing is probably the only sector
that remains unaffected by falling global demands.

While India is the fourth largest exporter of food, it contributes only 3% of global
President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                            www.nutrientlibrary.com
                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




exports. The ministry of food processing is taking several steps like demanding
infrastructure status for this sector. These are being done to stimulate private sector
participation.

According to a report in The Financial Express, Vimal Sawansukha, MD of the Delhi-
based Aaha Impex Pvt. Ltd, which exports mainly to the US, said, "I export around 100
tonnes of mixed spices, Basmati rice, herbs, pickles, chutney and gravies." He claimed
that exports have not fallen and there was no sign of it happening in the near future.



REFERENCE:-
FnBnews.com




4) New ISO standard for sensory tests of food products
How easy it is to describe taste, smell or feel of a product? Well, indeed a tough job
knowing that unaccountable range of terms and sensations come to the mind. This
becomes problematic for comparing products through sensory analysis. A new ISO
standard will reduce this complexity by ensuring that sensory tests and results are
communicated in a consistent manner.

Sensory analysis applies sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing to test and compare
consumer products. Food, cosmetic, fragrance, textile and other industries use it to
evaluate new and established products, ensure that product quality is maintained, assess
shelf life, and investigate new products or revise and improve existing ones.

ISO 5492:2008, Sensory analysis - Vocabular, lists terms and definitions relating to
President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                            www.nutrientlibrary.com
                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




sensory analysis, thus promoting global consistency in a field which must often rely on
the subjective experience of assessors and an overwhelming multiplicity of descriptive
terms.

This last version updates the original ISO 5492 standard published in the 1990s. Now
fully revised, the new document features a comprehensive compilation of terms used by
sensory laboratories.

"With ISO 5492 test subjects will know when to use terms such as chewiness or umami
in product evaluations, as well as be able to describe all the characteristics of products
such as aromas, colours and textures.

"As sensory analysis routinely takes place around the world, often for the same products,
it's particularly important that we have an agreed and precise uniform vocabulary to
facilitate comparison and consistency," says Huguette Nicod, Chair of the technical
subcommittee that developed the standard (ISO/TC 34/SC 12, Sensory analysis).

ISO 5492 covers:
" general terminology
" terminology relating to the senses
" terminology relating to organoleptic attributes
" terminology relating to methods.
The standard applies to all industries concerned with the evaluation of products by the
sense organs, including sensory research providers, food and beverage industry, cosmetic
industry, textile industry, fragrance industry, automotive industry and tobacco industry
among others.

ISO 5492 includes terms and definitions in the three official ISO languages (English,
French and Russian), and in addition provides the equivalent terms in German and
Spanish

President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                            www.nutrientlibrary.com
                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




ISO 5492:2008, Sensory analysis - vocabulary was developed by ISO/TC 34, Food
products, subcommittee SC 12, Sensory analysis.



REFERENCE:-
FnBnews.com




5) US FDA to open offices in India, China
In a bid to provide greater protection to the consumers in the US, the US Department of
Health and Human Services will send the first US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
staff to China, India, Europe, and Latin America before the end of 2008. At the backdrop
of increasing concerns over food safety all over the world, this initiative by the HHS will
serve the US interest in better safeguarding the supply of foods and medicines.

Secretary Leavitt said, "In the past year, we've upgraded labs and equipment, hired
additional staff, and begun implementing product safety agreements with key trading
partners, including China. Increasing our presence overseas will provide greater
protections to the American consumers at home and benefit our host countries as well."

According to the HHS officials opening offices overseas will further boost the
globalisation of the food supply and medical product manufacturing and enhance the
safety of products being imported by the US.

According to Rajaram Kalpathi, country manager, testing services, Intertek, the intention
could be to increase the imports of food items from India. He says, "The US food laws
are very stringent. Similar enforcement is required in India as well. The motive behind
President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                            www.nutrientlibrary.com
                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




sending FDA employees could be the USA's increasing interest in India in terms of
imports. There is an increase in the supply of items like Basmati rice and Namkeen from
India to the US."

FDA commissioner, Andrew C von Eschenbach says, "Through our beyond our borders
initiative, we won't have to send our experts to another country to work with foreign
governments and regulate industry to improve our oversight, we'll have staff living there
and working on the ground 365 days a year."

The first overseas office will be in China. The US government recently secured formal
approval for the office from China. The first staff will be in place in Beijing this year,
with additional staff to be posted in 2009. Staff is also scheduled to be posted in Shanghai
and Guangzhou next year.

HHS/FDA plans on establishing its second overseas office in India, with staff's first
posting to New Delhi in 2008 and at least one additional office to follow in 2009. Plans at
present are for 10 US nationals to be posted in India. The US government is in the
process of pursuing India's formal approval.

In both nations, personnel would work closely with local authorities as well as industries
that ship food and medical products to the United States to improve safety efforts. Their
activities will include providing technical advice, conducting additional inspections, and
working with government agencies and private sector entities interested in developing
certification programs.

HHS/FDA will also be opening overseas offices in Europe and Latin America before the
end of 2008, with a fifth office in the Middle East to follow soon in early to mid-2009.



REFERENCE:-
FnBnews.com
President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                            www.nutrientlibrary.com
                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




6) What Codex is all about?

India is a member of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), a joint body of
Federation of Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Health Organisation (WHO)
formulating standards of food articles at international level.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare dealing with the programme of food
quality and safety at national level established a National Codex Contact Point (NCCP).
The National Codex Contact Point has been functioning since 1971. Since then it has
been keeping liaison between the Government of India and the CAC.

The roles and responsibilities of NCCP stipulate the expectations from Codex India by
the national stakeholders and international and regional agencies including the secretariat
of the CAC and host countries enabling India to play a meaningful role as a member of
Codex Alimentarius.

A number of Regional Codex Support Centres (RCSC) have been identified in different
zones of the country to liaison with the various stakeholders in the respective regions and
take into consideration their requirements and views on various Codex documents for
passing it on to the NCCP so as to reflect the same in India's views in Codex forums.

In order to provide important inputs to the government so as to assist in ensuring quality
and safety of food to the consumers while at the same time maximising the opportunities
for development of industry and expansion of international trade, the Union Ministry of
Health and Family Welfare constituted the National Codex (Food Products Standards)
Committee (NCC) for liaison with the Codex Alimentarius Commission.
President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
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                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




According to the Government of India Resolution GSR 762 issued by the Ministry of
Health and Family Welfare, the National Codex (Food Products Standards) Committee
shall meet as and when necessary to consider the various issues that may be discussed at
the annual meetings of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) and to prepare
necessary material thereof. The work of the committee will include standards for all the
principal foods whether processed, semi-processed or raw for the distribution to the
consumer. It will include provisions in respect of food hygiene, food additives, pesticide
residues, contaminants, labelling and preservation, methods of analysis and sampling.

NCC identifies organisations to take action for generation of data base or preparation of
base paper projecting the country's interest for interacting with the CAC.

The fundamental objective of the Codex Alimentarius Commission is to establish sound
internationally agreed guidelines for national food control systems based on the criteria of
consumer health protection and fair practices in trade and taking into account the needs
and special concerns of all countries. It provides a forum for member nations to meet and
exchange ideas and information relevant to food safety and trade issues for the purpose of
elaborating food standards to facilitate international trade.
A Food Safety Objective (FSO) or a Micro biological Food Safety Objective (MFSO) can
be a useful tool in microbiological risk management. The function of a FSO is to express
the level of a hazard in a food that is tolerable in relation to an appropriate level of
consumer protection. A FSO is a statement based on a risk analysis process, which
expresses the level of a hazard in a food that is tolerable in relation to an appropriate level
of protection. An alternate definition proposed by the International Commission for
Microbiological Specifications in Foods but not yet accepted.

For foods in international commerce, it represents a consensus of what participating
countries or governments are willing to tolerate in relation to their food supplies. At the
international level, FSOs can be used in the determination of equivalence by showing that
different sets of control measures meet the same level of protection. FSOs do not
President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                            www.nutrientlibrary.com
                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




prescribe how the expected level of food safety can be achieved, leaving the food
industry to select the appropriate technology including the establishment of process and
performance criteria.

The National Codex Committee of India and its Shadow Committees act as the liaison
office to coordinate with the other concerned government departments (at central and
state level), food industry, consumers, traders, research and development Institutions and
academia to ensure that the government is backed with an appropriate balance of policy
and technical advice upon which to base decisions relating to issues raised in the context
of the CAC and its Subsidiary bodies.



REFERENCE:-
FnBnews.com




7) Different standards in food processing
Developed countries and certain developing countries are moving towards higher levels
of protection in areas such as food safety/quality and environment. The total quality is
dependent on practices like Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), Good Manufacturing
Practices (GMP) and Good Hygienic Practices (GHP). Implementing quality assurance
measures starts at the farm with the application of Good Agricultural Practices. When
GAPs are strictly observed in the production of food crops, consumers can be assured
that the food will meet quality and safety standards at the time of harvest. In much the
same way, Good Veterinary Practices (GVPs) have been established to assure consumers
the food derived from animals meet acceptable levels of quality and safety. The quality
and safety of food intended for manufacturing or processing can be ensured by applying
President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                            www.nutrientlibrary.com
                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Hygienic Practices (GHPs).

In some cases, because of the nature of the food processing methods or the hazards
associated with some foods, consideration is given to applying intensified safety control
procedures or systems. One such system is that based on Hazard Analysis and Critical
Control Point (HACCP). In order to make the HACCP system to be effective, there must
be an effective GHP and GMP system in place first. HACCP includes the identification
of all the known potential hazards, which can be associated with the food being
processed. Once this hazard assessment is done, critical control points (CCPs) in the
processing are identified where controls can be exercised to prevent, reduce or eliminate
these hazards.

In the manufacturing and processing of food, it is also necessary to ensure the safety of
ingredients used as technical aids, additives, flavourings or colourings. Such safety
assessments require the analysis of test data, chemical specifications for ingredients
involved and information ion human dietary consumption levels and patterns.

Developing countries like India thrive on export of food items and thus have a particular
interest in strengthening national food control systems, harmonising national food
regulations with international standards and establishing import and export food
inspection systems to ensure conformity with the WTO's agreements regarding Sanitary
and Phyto-Sanitary (SPS) measures and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).

In WTO agreement, protection of human safety or health, protection of animal and plant
life or health and also protection of the environment is of paramount importance. All
these are broadly covered in Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary requirements. SPS measures
include all laws, decrees, regulation requirements and procedures including inter alia, end
product criteria, process and protection methods, testing, inspection certification and
approval procedures, quarantine treatments, including relevant requirements associated
with the transport of animals or plants with the materials necessary for their survival
during transportation, provisions on the relevant statistical methods, sampling procedures
President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                            www.nutrientlibrary.com
                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




and methods of risk assessment and packaging and labeling requirements directly related
to food safety. These measures thuds include food additives, contaminants, toxins, drug
or pesticide residues in food, certificate of food, animal or plant health safety, processing
methods, food labeling, plant or animal quarantine, requirement of prevention, control or
establishment of pest or disease and sanitary requirements for imports. Whereas the
sanitary provisions relate to food and animal health, phyto-sanitary provisions relate to
plant health aspects of products.

SPS measures are based on the logic that these are based on science. At the same time,
these are preventive and transparent in nature. Food safety can even suffer at the
consumers' level, so the law covers consumer education through labeling and product use
instructions.

SPS measures imposed by the developed countries create market problems. The way out
to avoid market access barriers due to SPS measures can only be achieved by developing
an independent food safety system run by professionals. Besides setting up more food
testing labs, there should be a food recall system in the food laws, and food safety-related
parameters in food standards should be introduced as also medical, agriculture and other
related research agencies must be activated with a clear mandate to work on food safety
issues and develop national coordinated food safety supervision system among other
things.

The TBT agreement requires member countries to adopt the Code of Good Practice
(CGP) in the process of developing standards, technical regulations and Conformity
Assessment Procedures (CAPs). This involves certain substantive procedural
requirements that are to be observed by the standardising bodies. India will need to
ensure it meets the obligations of transparency across the various legislating arms
comprising various ministries and local governments to adopt and follow the Code of
Good Practice.


President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                            www.nutrientlibrary.com
                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




REFERENCE:-
FnBnews.com




8) NEWS from IADSA: Codex: Comments on the Scientific Basis
of Health Claims
Please find attached with this email separately as a .pdf file of Codex: Comments on
the Scientific Basis of Health Claims




9) NEWS from IADSA : REVISED RULE FOR FOOD FOR
SPECIAL DIETARY USE
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced the draft of
new revised rule for the FSDU (Food for Special Dietary Use) on October, 2008
responding to the proposal by an advisory committee of the MHLW.

The new revised rule consists of foods for medical purposes, infant formula and food for
dysphagia. Foods for medical purposes is divided into two subcategories, namely
individual approval type and standardized type which includes Low protein foods,
Allergen free foods, Lactose free foods and a new food item, Composite nutrients foods
having concentrated liquid type form.



President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                            www.nutrientlibrary.com
                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




REFERENCE:-
JIHFS - The Japanese Institute for Health Food Standards




10) NEWS from IADSA : Codex agreed texts: risk analysis and
health claims substantiation

Please find attached with this email separately of Codex agreed texts: risk analysis and
health claims substantiation




For membership and more information about Health Foods and Dietary
Supplements Association (HADSA) please contact:
Mr. Wikram Sanadi – Buissness Development Manager (Email: rumzan1@gmail.com)
Ms. Bina Mehta – Commercial Techno Officer (Email: bina@hadsa.com)
Ms. Vaishali Satam- Executive Administration and Public Relations (Email:vaishali@hadsa.com)




President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                            www.nutrientlibrary.com
                                                      HADSA

             HEALTH FOODS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ASSOCIATION
       Registered as Public Trust under Section 18 of the Bombay PublicTrust Act,1950 (Regn.no.6dated 29-04-2004)
                          (Formerly Indian Health Foods And Dietary Supplements Association)
                       Admin.Office: 1001, Dalamal House,10th flr, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
                                    TEL: 91 22 2287 2557/58/59 FAX:91 22 2287 2560
                   Regd.Office: 4/23, Margdarshan, N.S.Phadke Road, Andheri-East, Mumbai-400 069.
                                       TEL: 91 22 2683 6013 FAX: 91 22 2682 6138
                                                 EMAIL :hadsa@vsnl.net
                                               WEBSITE:www.hadsa.com
            (Member of International Alliance Of Dietary Supplements Association – IADSA – www.iadsa.org)




President                    Vice president                Secretary                        Treasurer
Ajit Singh                   Sebastian Thomas              Arvind Junagade                  Dr. Bhushan Karnik
Associated Capsules group    Parry’s Nutraceutiucals       Amway India Enterprise           GCI Nutrients India
Mumbai                       Chennai                       New Delhi                        Mumbai
Tel: 91 22 22872557          Tel : 91 44 5210972/73        Tel : 91 11 6282781              Tel : 91 22 26822248
Fax: 91 22 22872560          Fax : 91 44 5250396           Fax : 91 11 6237348              Fax : 91 22 26822660
acg@bom5.vsnl.net.in         sebastian@murugappa.co.in     arvind_junagade@amway.com        karnik@gcinutrients.com
                                                           www.amway.com                    www.gcinutrients.com
                                                                                            www.nutrientlibrary.com