June 25, 2007
FDA Issues Dietary Supplements Final Rule
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a final rule establishing regulations to require current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) for dietary supplements. The rule ensures that dietary supplements are produced in a quality manner, do not contain contaminants or impurities, and are accurately labeled.
Under the final rule, manufacturers are required to evaluate the identity, purity, strength, and composition of their dietary supplements. If dietary supplements contain contaminants or do not contain the dietary ingredient they are represented to contain, FDA would consider those products to be adulterated or misbranded.
The aim of the final rule is to prevent inclusion of the wrong ingredients, too much or too little of a dietary ingredient, contamination by substances such as natural toxins, bacteria, pesticides, glass, lead and other heavy metals, as well as improper packaging and labeling.
The final rule includes flexible requirements that can evolve with improvements in scientific methods used for verifying identity, purity strength, and composition of dietary supplements.
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I am interested in nutrition and would be interested in learning the date that the FDA announced "U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a final rule establishing regulations to require current good manufacturing practices", do you remeber the actual date?
Posted by: Darren (needing some nutrition) | Feb 11, 2008 3:33:11 PM
I've personally used weight loss supplements over the years and generally found them to be helpful. It is a good plan to have consistency in the manufacturing process, for overall safety and quality. While every supplement may not work for each person they are a boost in the overall process of weight loss. They tend to jump start the process and then you see results which build confidence which brings more results etc.
Posted by: Bill Johnson | Apr 11, 2008 4:11:29 PM