FDA Leaves Beverage-Labeling Questions Unanswered

Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 4:54 PM EST) -- On Jan. 13, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a new guidance to assist in determining whether a liquid product should be classified as a dietary supplement or a conventional beverage.[1] Proper categorization of liquid products may be important in some circumstances because the regulatory requirements for labeling ingredients of beverages and dietary supplements can differ. This article summarizes the FDA’s nonbinding recommendations, including the list of factors the agency may consider if it is called upon to categorize a liquid product.

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