Healthy INSIDER Podcast 26: Food Lawyer Describes Challenges FDA Faces to Remove Powdered Caffeine from Dietary Supplements

<p>In this&nbsp;Healthy INSIDER Podcast,&nbsp;veteran food lawyer Anthony Young describes the process by which FDA could remove bulk powdered caffeine from dietary supplements, and related issues surrounding a petition filed last year by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.</p>

In December, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) filed a petition, requesting that FDA ban the retail distribution of pure caffeine sold in powder form as a dietary supplement. The petition illustrates some of the issues FDA faces in seeking to remove a dietary supplement from the market through a ban.

In this episode, Josh Long, legal and regulatory editor, and veteran food lawyer Anthony Young, discuss:

  • FDA’s authority under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) to remove powdered caffeine from the market;
  • The unique issues surrounding the petition;
  • The cumbersome process that FDA endured in the banning of ephedra dietary supplements;
  • FDA’s objections to new dietary ingredient (NDI) submissions;
  • A response to recent observations by former FDA commissioners on the agency’s authority to take action against harmful supplements.

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