Content about Regulation of food and dietary supplements by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

November 11, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration on Sunday announced that USPlabs of Dallas is recalling certain OxyElite Pro dietary supplement products that the company markets.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Sunday announced that USPlabs of Dallas is recalling certain OxyElite Pro dietary supplement products that the company markets. 

The company took this action after receiving a letter from the FDA stating that the products have been linked to liver illnesses, and that there is a reasonable probability that the products are adulterated.  

October 26, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced a pair of penal actions against companies operating outside of dietary supplement regulations.

 SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced a pair of penal actions against companies operating outside of dietary supplement regulations. 

A federal judge granted the FDA a permanent injunction against Truman Berst, doing business as Alternative Health & Herbs Remedies of Albany, Ore., for selling products represented as herbs and supplements with claims for treating diseases.

December 2, 2011

At the request of the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. marshals on Thursday seized all dietary supplements manufactured by Syntec because of false claims made about the safety and effectiveness of their supplements in treating a number of diseases.

HILLSBORO, Wis. — At the request of the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. marshals on Thursday seized all dietary supplements manufactured by Syntec because of false claims made about the safety and effectiveness of their supplements in treating a number of diseases.

October 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has launched an initiative that is designed to assure the safety of food sold at retail.

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has launched an initiative that is designed to assure the safety of food sold at retail.

The Retail Food Safety Action Plan is designed to improve the way managers of food establishments (i.e., food stores, restaurants, schools and other foodservice opertaions) conduct food safety operations in their facilities and assure that personnel are trained on measures to keep food safe. Additionally, the initiative will expand the oversight of these establishments by federal, state and local public health agencies.

May 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled two regulations, part of the newly enacted Food Safety Modernization Act, that will take effect in July.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled two regulations, part of the newly enacted Food Safety Modernization Act, that will take effect in July.

January 19, 2011

A permanent injunction was granted to the federal government Tuesday against a contract manufacturer and distributor of prescription and over-the-counter products, as well as two of its executives.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — A permanent injunction was granted to the federal government Tuesday against a contract manufacturer and distributor of prescription and over-the-counter products, as well as two of its executives.

December 13, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned consumers not to use Man Up Now capsules, which are marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement, because they contain a variation of an active drug ingredient found in Viagra that can dangerously lower blood pressure.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned consumers not to use Man Up Now capsules, which are marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement, because they contain a variation of an active drug ingredient found in Viagra that can dangerously lower blood pressure.

November 30, 2010

The Senate on Tuesday afforded the Food and Drug Administration new powers in regulating food, according to published reports, with the passing of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 73-25 (with two abstentions).

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday afforded the Food and Drug Administration new powers in regulating food, according to published reports, with the passing of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 73-25 (with two abstentions).

The legislation would grant the FDA new powers to recall foods and increase inspections.

October 26, 2010

U.S. Marshals earlier this month seized articles of prescription and over-the-counter drug products from Tri-Med...

October 13, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced that Toby McAdam and Greta Armstrong, doing...

September 12, 2010

Starting Monday, K-V Pharmaceutical will ship its first product since it withdrew several products in...

ST. LOUIS Starting Monday, K-V Pharmaceutical will ship its first product since it withdrew several products in 2008 and 2009 due to manufacturing problems, the drug maker said.

K-V said the Food and Drug Administration had given it approval to ship its Micro-K potassium chloride product following the completion of inspections of its manufacturing plant.

August 5, 2010

The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s president and CEO Steve Mister supplied the “opposing view” to...

McLEAN, Va. The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s president and CEO Steve Mister supplied the “opposing view” to a USA Today opinion piece published online Thursday regarding a recent Consumer Reports attack on the dietary supplement industry.

 

November 8, 2009

This kind of news is more notable for what it doesn’t mean than what it...

NEW YORK This kind of news is more notable for what it doesn’t mean than what it means. And what it doesn’t mean is good news for the dietary supplement industry, because what it doesn’t mean is the industry is “unregulated,” or even “loosely regulated,” for those of you keeping track of how often reporters on some of the major dailies get it wrong.