Summary: H.R.1709 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1709. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/07/1993)

Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1993 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to: (1) define the term "dietary supplement"; and (2) exclude a dietary supplement from the definition of "food additive."

Deems a dietary supplement adulterated if it: (1) contains an unsafe dietary ingredient which presents a substantial and unreasonable risk of illness or injury; or (2) contains a dietary ingredient that has not been adequately substantiated for safety.

Prohibits the establishment of maximum limits on the potency of any dietary supplement, except in the case of a supplement represented to be for the use of individuals with specific diseases or disorders.

Allows a dietary supplement's label to characterize the relationship between the supplement and a disease under specified conditions.

Deems food misbranded unless the label lists the daily value of specified nutrients which shall reflect the daily intake of each nutrient that will promote optimal health. Prohibits such value from being less than the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance.

Establishes an Office of Dietary Supplements within the National Institutes of Health.