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"The purpose of DSHEA was to allow supplement-makers to market the health benefits of their products, with or without scientific proof."
It appears to me that courts have failed to give the proper deference that DSHEA was attempting to address by permitting unjustified lawsuits on structure/function claims.
And thanks to DSHEA, the FDA doesn't even know what's being sold.
Although DSHEA set these guidelines for dietary supplements, many manufacturers continue to make illegal and unauthorized claims.
Due to severe debilitation, Congressman Bedell eventually had to retire from Congress, but first, he paved the way to DSHEA. On the way to personal healing, Congressman Bedell discovered a farmer who was using cows to develop specific ("hyperimmunized") colostrum for specific diseases.
Strict guidelines for labeling and marketing of dietary supplements for people were created with DSHEA. This law watches the claims made by supplement manufacturers, and doesn't allow them to make claims that sound like their supplement is a drug that can cure or prevent a disease.
Strict guidelines for labeling and marketing of dietary supplements for people were created with DSHEA. This law watches the claims made by supplement manufacturers and doesn't allow them to make claims that sound like their supplement is a drug that can cure or prevent a disease.
"The passage of DSHEA was monumental for our industry and consumers," says Steve Mister, president and chief executive officer of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, which represents makers of dietary supplements, supplement ingredients and functional food and beverages.
DSHEA created a slightly unorthodox framework of regulation, imposing the responsibility on the manufacturer or distributor to make sure its products are safe.
As an amendment to the FD&CA, the DSHEA adopted a postmarket regulatory framework for dietary supplements whereby these products would not be required to undergo premarket government testing, and instead would be presumed to be safe unless proven otherwise.
As mentioned previously, HAACP plans are likely to be more familiar to personnel in the dietary supplement industry, as many of them originated in the food industry or began their careers in the dietary supplement sector while it was regulated by DSHEA. Although HAACP analysis is certainly applicable to dietary supplement manufacturing and is a good programme for any quality system, many of the technical concepts of cleaning as it applies to carryover are typically handled by contracted sanitizing crews.
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