Washington, D.C.—On the invitation of Cara Welch, Ph.D., Director, Workplace of Dietary Complement Packages (ODS), the Council for Accountable Diet (CRN) supplied written suggestions on how dietary dietary supplements are offered on FDA’s web site and its just lately launched Complement Your Information content material for shoppers, well being care professionals, and lecturers. CRN President and CEO Steve Mister shared the affiliation’s considerations relating to presentation, language, and tone within the FDA’s content material. Among the considerations Mister highlighted, in keeping with CRN:
- An overemphasis on the potential dangers of taking diet dietary supplements whereas downplaying the advantages of dietary supplements. Mister stated this one-sided presentation contrasts with the way in which FDA speaks about different classes it regulates, reminiscent of cosmetics, medical units, and conventional meals.
- Missed alternatives to deal with public well being points with accountable use of dietary dietary supplements.
- Failure to speak the sturdy regulatory framework that’s already in place to provide FDA authority over dietary supplements…an omission that Mister stated leaves a misimpression that regulation is insufficient.
- The chance to reinforce the content material of future messaging in collaboration with the pure merchandise trade.
Learn the CRN’s letter for Mister’s full feedback on the above factors.
Within the letter, CRN presents examples from the general FDA web site’s dietary dietary supplements web page, in addition to from every part of the Complement Your Information supplies for shoppers, healthcare professionals, and lecturers, plus social media and different sources.
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