Dietary Supplement Legislation and Regulations

Anticipating Legal and Regulatory Challenges

At OFW Law, our dietary supplement attorneys and policy experts encourage and facilitate positive interactions between our clients, lawmakers, and regulatory officials on a broad array of policy, compliance, and enforcement matters. Historically, we have helped (and prospectively we will) shape the laws that govern the marketing of dietary ingredients and dietary supplements in and from the U.S.

Dietary Supplement Agencies and Bureaus

We advocate on behalf of our dietary supplement clients before federal and self-regulatory agencies including:

  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus

Representative Legislative and Regulatory Work Affecting the Dietary Supplement Industry

Our professionals were instrumental in enactment of:

  • The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) of 1990
  • The Dietary Supplement Act of 1992
  • The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994
  • The FDA Modernization Act (FDAMA) of 1997
  • The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002
  • The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2006
  • The Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act of 2006
  • The FDA Amendments Act of 2007
  • The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011.

We also have been actively involved in rulemakings to establish regulations under these statutes. As a result, we are intimately familiar with the explicit requirements of these laws, as well as the policy nuances underlying their implementation.

At OFW Law, we believe that, when feasible, anticipating and addressing issues before they become real problems (e.g., enforcement action, business disruption, and negative publicity) is the most prudent approach to circumnavigating regulatory challenges. We also prepare clients for handling FDA inspections, and conduct due diligence reviews relative to the sale of dietary supplement businesses.

For more information about our services, contact OFW Law’s Washington D.C. offices by telephone at (202) 789-1212 or complete our online contact form. We look forward to working with you.

Professionals: Nancy A. Nord