Natural Products Insider | FDA proposes new office combining ‘food chemical safety’ with ‘supplements’

Jul 3, 2023

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An FDA proposal to create an office that incorporates food chemical safety and dietary supplement activities has drawn concern from industry trade associations whose members produce and sell supplements.

In announcing the creation of an “Office of Dietary Supplement Programs” in December 2015, the Food and Drug Administration predicted the action would improve “the effectiveness of dietary supplement regulation.”

In emails to Natural Products Insider, the heads of industry trade groups have expressed concerns that FDA’s new proposal will undermine the benefits of an independent dietary supplement office. Last week, FDA proposed the creation of an “Office of Food Chemical Safety, Dietary Supplements and Innovation” as part of its proposal for a unified human foods program.

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