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Caffeine in Dietary Supplements

The Office of Dietary Supplement Programs within CFSAN at FDA has prepared and published guidance for industry, warning that powdered and liquid dietary supplements containing pure or highly concentrated caffeine may be deemed to be adulterated under… Read More
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Adverse Event Information Now Available Online for CFSAN-Regulated Products

FDA has begun posting online (and intends to update quarterly) information derived from adverse event reports the agency has received about conventional foods (including food/color additives), dietary supplements, and cosmetics.  This information is… Read More
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FDA’s Strategic Plan for Foods and Veterinary Medicine

The agency on July 14, 2016 published FDA Foods and Veterinary Medicine Program (FVM) – Strategic Plan — Fiscal Years 2016–2025.  This FVM Program outlines goals and objectives for the next 10 years: GOAL 1: Food Safety Hazards — Pro… Read More
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“Dietary Supplement” is a Proper Statement of Identity

FDA has revised a guidance document to acknowledge that “Dietary Supplement” alone properly may be used as the statement of identity in labeling a dietary supplement.  Announcement of this revision was published in a Federal Register notice on M… Read More
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Database for Dietary Ingredient Content of Dietary Supplements

Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Nutrient Data Laboratory, part of the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements, in collaboration with other f… Read More
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Proposition 65 Regulatory Changes Being Contemplated

Products (e.g., food, dietary supplements, cosmetics) distributed in California are subject to Proposition 65, a voter initiative that became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.   Proposition 65 requires the State to publish… Read More
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FDA Extends Comment Period on Nutrition Labeling Reforms

In tomorrow’s Federal Register, FDA will publish a notice extending until October 13, 2015, the comment period on its proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts panels used in labeling conventional foods and dietary supplements. … Read More
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EPA Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule Begins Circulating: Proposal Applies To Dietary Supplements, 503B Outsourcing Facilities, And Any OTC Retailers

On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that its Administrator signed the proposed rule: Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule.  The announcement and EPA blog post are here.   The summary of the pre-… Read More
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Declaring Small Amounts of Nutrients and Dietary Ingredients on Nutrition Labels

FDA has published Federal Register notice of a draft guidance document, entitled “FDA’s Policy on Declaring Small Amounts of Nutrients and Dietary Ingredients on Nutrition Labels: Guidance for Industry” (July 2015). Issuance of the draft guidan… Read More
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OFW Law Celebrates 35 Years of Successes: Food/Dietary Supplements Practice Team

Thirty-five (35) years ago, the Washington, DC law firm presently known as Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC, or simply “OFW Law,” originated as Olsson and Frank, P.C.  It was comprised of two (2) founding attorneys, Philip C. (Phil) Olsson and… Read More
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