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New steps against unlawful ingredients in dietary supplements

22 April 2019 | News

The Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List will be housed on the FDA website.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is launching a new tool to quickly alert the public when they become aware of ingredients that appear to be unlawfully marketed in dietary supplements. This Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List will be housed on the FDA website.

Consumers may wish to avoid buying and using dietary supplements containing ingredients on the List and industry may wish to avoid making or selling dietary supplements containing ingredients on the List. Ingredients will be added to the List following an initial FDA assessment indicating the ingredient may not lawfully be in dietary supplements.

This could be for reasons including the ingredient does not fit the definition of a dietary ingredient or the ingredient requires a pre-market notification that was not submitted; however, inclusion of an ingredient on this List is not necessarily an indication of safety concerns. The FDA will continue to communicate separately and clearly any time they identify safety concerns about dietary ingredients or dietary supplements.

 

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