Thank the House Ag Appropriations Committee for Their Charge to the FDA!

The House Agriculture Appropriations Committee has released a report that, among other things, chastises the FDA for stalling on the rewrite of their New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) guidance. The committee directed the FDA to end this “regulatory uncertainty,” issue a timeline for the NDI guidance, and include stakeholders in the process.

The FDA has been dragging its feet on the NDI draft guidance. It has been close to two years since FDA submitted its initial draft guidance, and the agency has been promising to create a second draft of it since October 2012 -- eight months ago! An uncertain regulatory environment is bad for business, innovation will be stifled, and consumers will be the losers.

Thank the committee members—in particular, the committee chair, Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL), and its ranking member, Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA), for their leadership—for including this important charge to FDA in their report. (Because this Action Alert is being sent only to the committee members, rather than the whole House, you will see a message if you don’t live in one of the committee members’ states.)

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