Products with Supplement Facts Panel
This group includes all consumer packaged goods (CPG) and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) with a Supplement Facts Panel labeling requirement.
According to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994 defined both of the terms "dietary ingredient" and "new dietary ingredient" as components of dietary supplements. In order for an ingredient of a dietary supplement to be a "dietary ingredient," it must be one or any combination of the following substances:
- a vitamin
- a mineral
- an herb or other botanical
- an amino acid
- a dietary substance for use by man to supplement the diet by increasing the total dietary intake (e.g., enzymes or tissues from organs or glands)
- or a concentrate, metabolite, constituent or extract.
A "new dietary ingredient" is one that meets the above definition for a "dietary ingredient" and was not sold in the U.S. in a dietary supplement before October 15, 1994.
FDA regulations require that certain information appear on dietary supplement labels. Information that must be on a dietary supplement label includes: a descriptive name of the product stating that it is a "supplement;" the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor; a complete list of ingredients; and the net contents of the product.
In addition, each dietary supplement (except for some small volume products or those produced by eligible small businesses) must have nutrition labeling in the form of a "Supplement Facts" panel. This label must identify each dietary ingredient contained in the product.
More information can be found at the FDA Overview of Dietary Supplements page.
You will be asked to indicate whether your product is fresh, frozen, refrigerated or shelf stable and to provide an image file of your Supplement Facts Panel in the space provided for Nutrition Facts Panel when you create your Product Profile.