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Infographic: U.S. Health Claim Regulations

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">Claims may help sell products. However, they may also invite regulatory action if improperly phrased or inadequately supported. Companies would do well to familiarize themselves with the intricacies of FDA-regulated claims for supplements and functional foods, including nutrient content, structure/function and health claims. </p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">This <b>INSIDER</b> infographic gives a clear-cut breakdown of several types of claims regulated in the United States, including gluten-free and &ldquo;natural,&rdquo; including definitions, legal requirements and examples. Use this infographic as a guide to craft your claims&mdash;and then run those claims by legal counsel&mdash;to ensure product and regulatory success. </p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">This infographic was compiled from the articles &ldquo;<a href="http://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/articles/2016/05/a-guide-to-fda-regulation-of-food-labeling-claims.aspx" target="_blank">A Guide to FDA Regulation of Food Labeling Claims</a>&rdquo; by Anna Benevente and &ldquo;Constructing a Proper Structure/Function Claim&rdquo; by David Torreblanca (<b>INSIDER&rsquo;s</b> May/June 2016 print issue).</p>

Claims may help sell products. However, they may also invite regulatory action if improperly phrased or inadequately supported. Companies would do well to familiarize themselves with the intricacies of FDA-regulated claims for supplements and functional foods, including nutrient content, structure/function and health claims.

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