The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a “guidance” describing the substantiation needed by infant formula products to make structure/function claims. In the guidance, the FDA “recommends” that double-blind randomized controlled trials (RCTs) be used to substantiate structure/function claims on these products.In other words, infant formula should be treated like drugs.This latest move has implications far beyond infant formula products. The FDA is putting all natural health food producers on notice: to make any health claims, you’d better have RCTs to back them up.Write to the FDA and tell them to protect free speech about the benefits of natural health products.
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