December 2015

Tainted Products Marked as Dietary Supplements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has shifted its terminology for products that contain hidden ingredients from "tainted dietary supplements" to "tainted products marketed as dietary supplements." This updated language emphasizes that many products are improperly labeled as "dietary supplements." Recent examples include products containing cannabidiol and picamilon. According to the FDA, cannabidiol and picamilon are not considered dietary ingredients, and therefore any products containing these ingredients cannot be identified as dietary supplements.

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