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Guidance for Industry: Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Foods; Second Edition

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The comment period opens May 13, 2016.

Submit electronic comments on http://www.regulations.gov to docket number FDA-2013-D-0880.

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Contains Nonbinding Recommendations

May 2016

This guidance is intended to provide industry with a convenient place to find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about medical foods.

The responses to these FAQs address common questions about the definition of and regulations for medical foods.

This guidance is a second edition of the May 2007 guidance titled “Guidance for Industry: Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Foods.”

This guidance provides responses to additional questions regarding the definition and labeling of medical foods and updates some of the prior responses.

FDA’s guidance documents, including this guidance, do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. Instead, guidances describe our current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited.

The use of the word should in agency guidances means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required.

Download Guidance for Industry:
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Foods
 Second Edition
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This guidance represents the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) current thinking on this topic. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person and does not operate to bind FDA or the public. You can use an alternative approach if the approach satisfies the requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations. If you want to discuss an alternative approach, contact the FDA staff responsible for implementing this guidance. If you cannot identify the appropriate FDA staff, call the telephone number listed on the title page of this guidance.

This guidance has been prepared by the Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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