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 Q:  Must all ingredients be declared on the label of a dietary supplement?


 A:

Yes, ingredients not listed on the "Supplement Facts" panel must be listed in the "other ingredient" statement beneath the panel. The types of ingredients listed there could include the source of dietary ingredients, if not identified in the "Supplement Facts" panel (e.g., rose hips as the source of vitamin C), other food ingredients (e.g., water and sugar), and technical additives or processing aids (e.g., gelatin, starch, colors, stabilizers, preservatives, and flavors). For more details, see: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~lrd/fr97923a.html.

 

Source: Excerpted from Overview of Dietary Supplements January 2001

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