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The purpose of this guidance is to advise firms that manufacture, market, or distribute dietary supplements of our intent to exercise enforcement discretion with respect to the declaration of live microbial quantity in colony forming units (CFUs), in addition to the quantitative amount by weight declaration required by regulation, within the Supplement Facts label of dietary supplements containing live microbials, provided that certain conditions are met.
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 FDA guidances means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required.
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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2011-D-0376.