AHPA’s NDI Database Eclipses 600 Notifications

The latest batch of notifications included those for novel herbal preparations, new chemically combined vitamin-mineral ingredients, and cutting-edge enzymes.

The American Herbal Products Association’s (AHPA; Silver Spring, MD) New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) database, a compilation of all NDI notifications ever submitted to FDA, has added 27 new notifications, reaching more than 600 on file.

The latest batch of notifications included those for novel herbal preparations, new chemically combined vitamin-mineral ingredients, and cutting-edge enzymes, AHPA says. FDA did not acknowledge a number of the new notifications due to reasons such as lack of manufacturing information, incorrect information, and misspellings. FDA ended up acknowledging six of the new submissions.

The database, managed jointly with New Hope Supply Network, is meant to provide subscribers with a comprehensive look at the notifications thus far submitted. It also makes it easy for subscribers to see how FDA responded, positively or negatively, to each notification.