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CSPI On FDA Initiative

Statement of CSPI Legal Affairs Director Bruce Silverglade

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Today’s action lowers the standard for health claims for foods to that which has been followed for dietary supplements. The supplement claims standard has led to a marketplace free-for-all of misleading claims that we fear will now spread to the much larger food industry. While FDA has promised to step up enforcement actions, the agency, as a practical matter, has little resources to do so and no significant new funding appears to be forthcoming from Congress. 

  

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Contact Jeff Cronin (jcronin[at]cspinet.org) or Ariana Stone (astone[at]cspinet.org).