FDA Intends to Aggressively Regulate Dietary Supplements


Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response at the FDA issued a statement on April 16th promising aggressive action over unregulated ingredients in food supplements. According to the release, this industry attracts 170 million consumers annually with sales of $40 billion.

Yiannas noted “While many dietary supplements meet the FDA standards, there are some companies that knowingly distribute and sell dangerous or otherwise illegal products that put consumers at risk.” He added “As the agency entrusted with the oversight of dietary supplements, we will not stand by and allow these companies to compromise the health of the people who are seeking out supplements to aid in their well-being.”

It may be presumed that a more active FDA will also actively evaluate supplements for companion species and food animals.