Thursday, September 1, 2011

Associations Oppose Supplement Labeling Bill

From Nutraceuticals World

The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., has launched a grassroots campaign to oppose the “Dietary Supplement Labeling Act” recently introduced in Congress by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL). NPA is urging its more than 1900 members to ask their legislators to oppose the bill by sending them a letter. Among other provisions, the bill would direct the Department of Health and Human Services (and presumably FDA) to create a list of ingredients and proprietary blends of ingredients that “could cause potentially serious adverse events.” According to NPA, this overly broad language (e.g., no definition is offered of “could cause”) takes the regulation of supplements well beyond the current, effective rules governing the industry.
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