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Over the past few decades, Pharmacovigilance (PV), has been instrumental in detecting, assessing, understanding and preventing adverse events. In the due course, drug manufacturing organizations have implemented safety and PV systems with due diligence to stay compliant with Health Authority (HA) requirements.
Prevention of food safety issues has been a primary focus for the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) over the past decade. To monitor and enhance food safety, FDA has introduced Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2011, which emphasizes on all the aspects of food production, and supply chain; from farm to fork.
More than ever, consumers these days are concerned about their personal health and well-being and are keen on looking for informative product labels for correct usage. This has given rise to several trends in the food labeling industry.
According to the Indonesian Law no. 33/2014, Cosmetics or Food Supplement manufacturers in Indonesia are required to obtain a halal certificate before their distribution in the country. The halal product regulations were supposed to come into effect from October 2019.
On May 27, 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) published the final rule for nutrition and supplement facts label in the Federal Register. The final rule ensures that the label reflects new scientific information including the link between diet and chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease.
With each year, Life Sciences industry is transforming in unpredictable ways, of course it is to better the end-user’s safety. The industry is progressing with technological advancements and the health authorities are equally striving to upgrade the existing Regulatory frameworks to align with market requirements.
The life sciences industry is ever-changing and evolving. It’s the same in the year 2018. A lot of mandatory changes have been made to the regulations, and a lot of guidance documents have been released pertaining to the best Regulatory practices of consumer healthcare, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, which are expected to impact the industry in a positive way.
Wide range of food products, dietary supplements and other health foods that are consumed to enhance the nutritional value of food are constantly growing, worldwide. All combined can generally be termed as nutraceuticals.
About ~2500 years ago, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, welcomed the belief “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. But with the rapid emergence of modern drug therapy, the “food as medicine” philosophy gained dust in the 19th century. Come 1900s, the primary role that diet plays to promote health and prevent diseases came to the forefront once again.
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