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  1. New Dietary Ingredients (NDI) Notification Process

How to Submit Notifications for a New Dietary Ingredient

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On September 23, 1997, FDA published in the Federal Register a final rule that established regulations that you must follow when you make a premarket new dietary ingredient notification (NDIN). The regulations are codified at 21 CFR §190.6.

When Must You Submit a New Dietary Ingredient Notification

If you plan to market a dietary supplement that contains a new dietary ingredient, you must submit to FDA, at least 75 days before the dietary ingredient is introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce, information that is the basis on which you have concluded that a dietary supplement containing the new dietary ingredient will reasonably be expected to be safe.

What Must You Submit

FDA regulations require that you submit an original and two (2) copies of the notification and all of its attachments. You must also provide in the notification:

  • Your name and complete address.
  • The name of the new dietary ingredient. If the new dietary ingredient is an herb or other botanical, you must include the Latin binomial name (including the author).
  • A description of the dietary supplement or dietary supplements that contain the new dietary ingredient, including the:
    • level of the new dietary ingredient in the product;
    • conditions of use of the product stated in the labeling or if no conditions of use are stated, the ordinary conditions of use; and
    • history of use or other evidence of safety establishing that the dietary ingredient, when used under the conditions recommended or suggested in the labeling of the dietary supplement, will be reasonably be expected to be safe.
      • Any reference to published materials must be accompanied by reprints or photostatic copies.
      • Any material in a foreign language must be accompanied by a translation.
  • A signature by a person designated by you who can be contacted if we have questions.

See New Dietary Ingredients in Dietary Supplements - Background for Industry for more information on these notifications.

Electronic Submissions

FDA provides an ePortal (COSM) for electronic submissions.

Launch the New Dietary Ingredient Notification ePortal
(via the CFSAN Online Submission Module)

** instructions and account management information available **

Change in the Submission Process from FURLS to COSM

**IMPORTANT: As of October 19, 2019, notifications are no longer being accepted via the FURLS portal. All notifications must now be submitted in COSM.

Learn about the Recent Modifications to the Submission Processes for New Dietary Ingredient Notifications.

Written Submissions

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS: Due to the pandemic, there may be a delay in receiving and processing written submissions. We recommend submitting a new dietary ingredient notification (NDIN) electronically, if possible. If you send a written submission, please follow-up with an email including the subject line -- Written Submission -- to NDITEAM@fda.hhs.gov. Failure to follow these processes may add to further delays in receiving and processing your written submission.

Send written submissions to:

Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (HFS-810)
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration
5001 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20740-3835


Contact the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs by email at NDIN@fda.hhs.gov

To reach FDA’s Food and Cosmetics Information Center, call: 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366)

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