The legal class of a Dietary Supplement was created with the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA).
Dietary supplements are classified as a food by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and therefore, regulated by the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CSFAN). However, the FDA regulates dietary supplements under a very different set of regulations than those covering "conventional" foods. There are in fact, numerous FDA regulatory requirements that apply to dietary supplements including:
TLC Regulatory and Laboratory Consulting can provide assistance to clients with all of these dietary supplement regulatory requirements.