SIDI Protocol Version 3.0

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2008; 2018

This is a Standardized Information on Dietary Ingredients (SIDI) Work Group document.

The Standardized Information on Dietary Ingredients (SIDITM) Protocol is intended to serve as a standardized format that can be used consistently across the dietary supplement industry. The SIDITM Protocol defines the type and scope of information that manufacturers typically seek from ingredient suppliers. The primary goal of the SIDITM Protocol is to provide standards, for voluntary use, in the exchange of relevant and required information between ingredient suppliers and dietary supplement manufacturers that enable both parties to maximize resources. Ingredient suppliers will be able to deliver consistent information in a proactive and more efficient manner; and dietary supplement manufacturers will be able to anticipate the type and format of the standard data that they need. The use of the SIDITM Protocol may also allow for electronic access to the data via a supplier website link or database and may facilitate notification of changes pertaining to previous versions. The SIDITM Protocol is based on the Excipient Information Protocol (EIP) developed by IPEC. The two protocols are identical in concept, but cover two different classes of products: dietary ingredients and excipients, respectively.