Thursday, September 8, 2011

FDA Extends NDI Draft Guidance Comment Period by 60 Days

Adapted from Natural Products INSIDER

FDA extended the comment period for its New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Draft Guidance by 60 days to Dec. 2, 2011. The extension came one month after five industry trade organizations requested FDA to extend the comment period by 45 days.

NPA, along with the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) , the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) requested a 45-day extension for comments, asking for a deadline of Nov. 17, 2011.

Last week, Jarrow Formulas, a dietary supplement company, requested FDA extend the comment period by one year; however, FDA chose to extend the comment period by an additional two months.

The original 90-day deadline for comments regarding FDA’s “Draft Guidance for Industry; Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues," was Oct. 3, 2011.
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