Chaffetz Introduces "Free Speech About Science Act" in House

September 20, 2010

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced new legislation to the House, this Tuesday, which would significantly alter the claims permitted on dietary supplements and health foods. HR 4913, the Free Speech About Science Act of 2010 would allow dietary supplements and health foods to run labels referencing 'legitimate scientific research' deemed permissible under language of the new bill. The bill would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. It is currently co-sponsored by Representative Jared Polis (D-CO).

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced new legislation to the House, this Tuesday, which would significantly alter the claims permitted on dietary supplements and health foods.

HR 4913, the Free Speech About Science Act of 2010 would allow dietary supplements and health foods to run labels referencing 'legitimate scientific research' deemed permissible under language of the new bill. The bill would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. It is currently co-sponsored by Representative Jared Polis (D-CO).

To read the full language of the bill, click here.