Supplement Issues With McCain’s New Bill

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 @ 10:02 PM
posted by Rudi Leonardi

supplements-banToday, February 3, Senator John McCain introduced his new bill called the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010.  The Senator intends to set a new agenda  with a “consumer safety” spin that will empower and enable the FDA to conduct a mandatory recall at will on any supplement that it considers unsafe because of a lack of information, research or clear labeling.

We all want safety  -there is no argument here. However, on the surface, as with most food safety bills, giving additional authority to the FDA creates a risk unless proper instructions and accountability are carefully framed.

This bill appears to  set a challenge whereby many supplements that support our health could suddenly be removed from shelves .  We intend to steer the dialogue in a different direction consistent with our POP Campaign philosophy and challenge any section that threatens any of the rights and gains we have made under DSHEA.  As we digest  the implications of this bill, we will share with you our next steps and discuss the  necessary push back efforts that make sense. Thank you.

Read the Bill Here

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