FDA has launched an on-line directory that lists 27 articles used in dietary supplements enabling quick references to any information FDA currently has pertaining to these articles and any actions taken such as constituent updates and warning letters. Additionally, any FDA webpages pertaining to the safety of these 27 articles are linked.
The list references articles that are considered of concern by the Agency as well, such as the banned ephedrine and ephedra alkaloids, its common names and links to Agency justifications for the ban and associated warning letters.
This Dietary Supplement Ingredient Directory is intended to help manufacturers, retailers, and consumers stay informed about ingredients that may be found in products marketed as dietary supplements and to quickly locate information about such ingredients on the FDA’s website.
Though the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Directory planned to list most dietary ingredients and “other ingredients” such as fillers, binders, excipients and preservatives, the directory is not intended to be an exhaustive list, and it may not include all FDA actions taken with regards to ingredients listed. FDA notes that it will periodically update the directory when additional information pertaining to dietary supplement ingredients becomes available.
The launch of this new online ingredient directory supersedes the FDA Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List.
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