January 2016

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Questions

  1. What is the statement of identity for a dietary supplement and where must I place it?
  2. How am I required to identify a dietary supplement?
  3. Can the term “dietary supplement” by itself be considered the statement of identity?
  4. Should I make the statement of identity stand out?
  5. How should I place the statement of identity on the principal display panel?

Answers

1. What is the statement of identity for a dietary supplement and where must I place it?

The statement of identity for a dietary supplement is the name that appears on the label of the dietary supplement. As a general matter, the statement of identity of a food (including dietary supplements) is the name specified by federal law or regulation, or, if no such name is specified, the common or usual name of the food. If the food