Presented by Elizabeth Diaz
Latin America continues to be a dynamic region for food supplements. Elizabeth provides a snapshot of the latest consumer data from Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru, highlighting the reasons behind consumer decisions to purchase products and the revealing the latest trends in product preferences.
Elizabeth is a Biochemical Engineer graduated from the National Polytechnic Institute, with a Diploma in Executive Leadership in Food Safety from the University of Minnesota, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture and the Pan American Health Organization.
Practice Areas: Sanitary Regulation | Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures | Codex Alimentarius / HACCP | Negotiation and International Relations
Experience: Consulting and services on Mexican health legislation applicable to food, non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages, food supplements, cosmetics and health supplies (herbal remedies), pet food. Extensive experience in the implementation of Good Manufacturing Practices in the food and food supplement industry, as well as the HACCP system. She worked in the government area as Manager of International Food Safety Affairs for COFEPRIS / Mexico, participating as head of delegation in the international meetings of the Codex Alimentarius committees, in the industrial field she served as Manager of the National Association of the Dietary Supplements Industry (ANAISA, Mexico) participating in the technical industrial working group on technical barriers to trade in food supplements of the Pacific Alliance. Currently, she serves as Executive Director of the Latin American Alliance for Responsible Nutrition (ALANUR) and she is also a professor at the undergraduate level in the Interdisciplinary Professional Unit of Biotechnology of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico.