Food and Drug Administration's Regulation of Dietary Supplements: Hearing Before the Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, July 20, 1993

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Page 11 - food additive" means any substance the intended use of which results or may reasonably be expected to result, directly or indirectly, in its becoming a component or otherwise affecting the characteristics of any food...
Page 116 - If it purports to be or is represented for special dietary uses, unless its label bears such information concerning its vitamin, mineral, and other dietary properties as the Secretary determines to be, and by regulations prescribes as, necessary in order fully to inform purchasers as to its value for such uses.
Page 253 - The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
Page 102 - special dietary uses", as applied to food for man, means particular (as distinguished from general) uses of food, as follows: (1) Uses for supplying particular dietary needs which exist by reason of a physical, physiological, pathological or other condition, including but not limited to the conditions of...
Page 84 - MRC Vitamin Study Research Group. Prevention of neural tube defects: results of the Medical Research Council Vitamin Study.
Page 424 - Food additives" includes all substances not exempted by section 201 (s) of the act, the intended use of which results or may reasonably be expected to result, directly or indirectly, either in their becoming a component of food or otherwise affecting the characteristics of food.
Page 78 - All women of childbearing age in the United States who are capable of becoming pregnant should consume 0.4 mg of folic acid per day for the purpose of reducing their risk of having a pregnancy affected with spina bifid, i or other NTDs.
Page 195 - Recommendations for the use of folic acid to reduce the number of cases of spina bifida and other neural tube defects.
Page 442 - FDA will promulgate regulations authorizing a health claim only when it determines, based on the totality of publicly available scientific evidence (including evidence from well-designed studies conducted in a manner which is consistent with generally recognized scientific procedures and principles), that there is significant scientific agreement, among experts qualified by scientific training and experience to evaluate such claims, that the claim is supported by such evidence.
Page 415 - STATEMENT OF GERALD KESSLER PRESIDENT OF THE NUTRITIONAL HEALTH ALLIANCE BEFORE THE HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT HEARING ON THE FDA'S REGULATION OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1993. Mr. Chairman, distinguished members of the subcommittee, ladies and gentlemen, my name is Gerald Kessler. I am President of the Nutritional Health Alliance, a nonprofit public interest and educational organization founded in 1992 by concerned dietary supplement consumers,...

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