As part of their 70 year history, the National Foods Association has been responsible for a number of things associated with Mineral and Vitamin supplements.
In 1938 Congress passed the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which for the first time acknowledged vitamin, mineral and other dietary properties of foods. The bill provides FDA with the ability to use drug provisions of the law to attempt to reclassify dietary supplements as drugs based on label claims. NHFA members band together and successfully counter FDA’s efforts to remove dietary supplements from the market. Then in 1976, after years of debate, Congress passed the Proxmire bill prohibiting the FDA from regulating vitamins and minerals as prescription drugs. NNFA mobilized strong industry and consumer support to ensure the bill was passed.
Congrats on a highly successful first seventy years!
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