Tuesday, August 7, 2007

FDA Publishes Final Rules for Good Manufacturing Practices for ...

(Austin, TX.) June 22, 2007. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it has published final regulations for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for dietary supplements. In a conference call with members of the dietary supplement industry, consumer groups, academic organizations and other stakeholders, officials of the FDA explained the publication of the long-awaited final rules.

"The final rule will help ensure that dietary supplements are manufactured with controls that result in a consistent product free of contamination, with accurate labeling," said Robert E. Brackett, PhD, director of FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, in a press release distributed by the FDA just after the conference call.

“This is a long-awaited and welcome development," said Mark Blumenthal, Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council, an independent, nonprofit, science education organization dealing with herbs and herbal products in Austin, Texas.

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