Trade Groups Direct FDA to Voluntary Guidelines on Raw Material Imports

May 20, 2011

The Standardized Information on Dietary Ingredients (SIDI) Working Group has responded to FDA’s March 14 request for comments on how best to implement changes to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Title III-A New Paradigm for Importers.

The Standardized Information on Dietary Ingredients (SIDI) Working Group has responded to FDA’s March 14 request for comments on how best to implement changes to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Title III-A New Paradigm for Importers.

The SIDI Working Group is made up of dietary supplement manufacturers and component suppliers that are members of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (Washington, DC), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (Washington, DC), and the United Natural Products Alliance (Salt Lake City).

The Working Group has requested that FDA see its SIDI Protocol as a basis for implementing new provisions of Title III, which calls for provisions relating to raw material import certificates of analysis; a supplier verification program; and recognition of accredited bodies to confirm third-party auditors of raw material importers.

The SIDI Working Group’s resources can be accessed online at the Council for Responsible Nutrition.