Why Dietary Supplement Manufacturers Are In a “New York State of Mind”

Covance Botanicals BlogMakers of dietary supplements are keeping a close eye on New York after several major retailers were recently accused of selling mislabeled store-branded herbal supplements.

The allegations came after testing initiated by the state’s Attorney General’s office found that supplements, such as ginseng and echinacea, apparently did not contain the labeled ingredients. Although dietary supplements do not have to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before being sold to consumers, they must be labeled correctly and safe for consumption. They also must, according to current good manufacturing practice, be tested using scientifically valid methods–in other words, “accurate, precise, and specific for its intended purpose.”1

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