What responsible supplement companies need to know

On December 15, 2010, FDA announced that it is working with U.S. trade associations, including the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), to make sure that supplement companies comply with the law. FDA also issued a letter to industry that addresses roles and responsibilities of companies to ensure that their products do not contain undeclared ingredients that would cause them to be adulterated. More specifically, FDA’s letter:

AHPA has publicly expressed its support for FDA actions against marketers of products that masquerade as dietary supplements but contain illegal ingredients. AHPA encourages FDA to use its regulatory authority to hold accountable those who violate the law and jeopardize the public confidence, including all legal means to enforce the law.

Manufacturers and marketers may contact AHPA with any questions you may have on your manufacturing and labeling obligations.