The Irish Health Trade Association

The voice of the Irish natural health industry

Industry Representatives

for manufacturers, importers, and distributors

We represent all those who specialise in health foods, food supplements, herbal medicines and natural body care products in Ireland.

As the natural health products market continues to develop and expand, this vibrant Irish industry sector needs an energetic and astute caretaker that will be vigilant on the issues that can impede or assist the development of our industry sector.
The Irish Health Trade Association has worked tirelessly for many years, engaging proactively and re-actively at national and EU level and we are recognised by stakeholders and legislators as a responsible industry representative.

Looking after our health post lockdown

IHTA Supplements Research Study


An Effective Voice

Understanding the policy and regulatory landscape


Regulatory Support

The pace of regulatory development and change for food supplements, herbal remedies and other natural health products is relentless and it is the IHTA’s role to;

Keep Members updated on regulatory developments
Understand Member’s views on the legislation
Represent those views to legislators and regulators in Ireland.


Member Organisations

Our members, national and international, span all areas of the Irish health food and retail industry.


From Us & Some Members

We thank the following members for their support and commitment to the association.

Do You Operate

In The Irish Market?

Is your business interested in keeping up to date on industry news and regulatory developments at national and EU level as they unfold ?

Is your business interested in working with a representative trade body that has over the years forged consultative links with our regulatory authorities namely the Foods Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) & the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA).

Our meetings with our regulatory authorities assist in keeping open lines of consultation and communication and contribute to forging meaningful engagements with industry.

Not only do these meetings present the opportunity to raise issues of concern of members, it also provides a forum for the bodies to inform us of up-coming plans and developments.

Is your business is interested in working with an active trade body that has cooperative and partnership links with other trade bodies namely the UK’s Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) and the European Federation of Health Products Manufacturers Associations (EHPM). Nationally, we collaborate with Health Stores Ireland (HSI) and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), it is in our mutual interest to liaise and converse.

Could your business benefit by partnership with an industry body that recognises that unity gives us strength? – be part of focused team that punches well above its weight.

The primary objective and function of the IHTA is to caretake the environment within which our members operate, we value our members who provide the necessary support to assist us in our directions.

By partnering with the IHTA you demonstrate to your customers that you support the Irish natural health products industry.


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  • Phil Costigan – IHTA Secretariat
  • 3 Claureen Cottages,
  • Lahinch Road,
  • Ennis, County Clare,
  • Ireland

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