Dems call for labeling requirements on dietary supplements

The Dietary Supplement Labeling Act would require more information on product labels, give more authority to the FDA to require manufacturers to register their products and ingredients and provide proof of any health benefit claims.

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The bill would also target drinks and foods that are “masquerading” as dietary supplements to avoid FDA regulations.

“Though many dietary supplements available today are safe, we can’t ignore the growing evidence that there are some in the industry that are taking advantage of the system we have in place to make money selling products they know are harmful,” Durbin said. “Regulation of supplements can be improved to protect public health and it starts with making more information available to consumers and the FDA.”

The lawmakers said their bill was needed to protect consumers that become sick or die because of a lack of information about what is in dietary supplements.

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