A dietary supplement is defined as a product taken by mouth containing a dietary ingredient intended to supplement the diet. Dietary ingredients include vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, and amino acids.
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Dietary Supplement Resource Library
Explore our list of resources to learn more about the dietary supplement category and how it is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
It’s a common misconception that the dietary supplements category is not regulated, when in fact it is regulated by multiple government agencies, with manufacturers and retailers also managing responsibility throughout the process.
CHPA’s SVP of Dietary Supplements, Duffy MacKay, responds to reporting on a recent research letter published in JAMA finding that 22 out of 25 melatonin products analyzed were mislabeled, containing variable amounts of the ingredient:
If you are in the consumer healthcare industry, you probably know about GMPs, or Good Manufacturing Practices. But what do they specifically mean when it comes to dietary supplements, and how do VMS companies prepare for an FDA inspection?
CHPA President and CEO Scott Melville released the following statement in response to FDA concluding that existing regulatory framework for foods and dietary supplements are not appropriate for cannabidiol and that the agency intends to work with Congress on a new regulatory pathway:
CHPA is a proud supporter of the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC), a bipartisan forum for the exchange of ideas and information regarding dietary supplements in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.