| Comment Record|
Mr. Bruce Parker ||
2003-03-13 12:02:36 |
NOW Foods |
| Comments for FDA General |
1. General Comments
March 13, 2003
Dockets Management Branch (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061
Rockville, MD 20852
I work for NOW Foods, a dietary supplement company in Bloomingdale,IL and have been in the natural products industry for several years. I appreciate the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, which improved my access to dietary supplements and related information, and increased my protection against unsafe products and false and misleading claims.
The FDA has only begun to initiate aggressive enforcement actions under DSHEA, yet is calling for increased legislative authority over the supplement industry. Please give recent efforts a chance to work, and implement good manufacturing practices for supplements, instead of calling for new laws.
The agency can regulate ephedra without dismantling DSHEA.
DSHEA increased FDA's enforcement powers and the FDA can seize a dietary supplement if it presents an unreasonable or significant risk of illness or injury. The government can stop the sale of an entire class of dietary supplements if they pose an imminent public health hazard.
I strongly support DSHEA, and do not think any additional legislative authority is necessary.
395 S Glen Ellyn Rd
Bloomingdale, IL 60107