New Reference Database: FDA Warning Letters Sent To Dietary Supplement Companies
The new database comes from the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a trade group for the dietary supplement industry.
From the CRN Introduction:
[The database] compiles FDA Warning Letters sent to dietary supplement companies into a searchable database to help industry achieve better regulatory compliance. The database can be used to evaluate FDA’s warning letter allegations of good manufacturing practices (GMPs) violations, products making impermissible claims, and products tainted with illegal ingredients.
The database is searchable by key criteria including: product name; company; ingredient; issue date; potential violations; regulations cited; FDA district office issuing the warning; or a combination of criteria. It includes almost 300 Warning Letters publicly released by FDA from January 2008 through August 2014, to companies that the agency claims: 1) have violated dietary supplement GMPs1; 2) are illegally marketing a dietary supplement that contains undisclosed pharmaceutical ingredients; or 3) are making impermissible claims to prevent, treat, cure or mitigate a disease.
CRN’s FDA Warning Letters database is accessible through the association’s website. New Warning Letters are released by FDA every Tuesday, and CRN will update the database on a monthly basis.
Direct to FDA Warning Letters Sent To Dietary Supplement Companies Database
See Also: All FDA Warning Letters (For All Products Back to 1996; via FDA.gov)
Numerous advanced search options are available as well as email alerts and the ability to export letter into Excel.
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