H.R.1951 - Food and Dietary Supplement Consumer Information Act of 1995104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 06/28/1995)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce|
|Latest Action:||10/24/1995 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H10641-10642) (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1951 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/28/1995)
Food and Dietary Supplement Consumer Information Act of 1995 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) to replace provisions relating to dietary supplement labeling exemptions with provisions declaring that, if the labeling or advertising for a food or dietary supplement contains a claim or other information characterizing the relationship of the food or supplement (or the presence or absence of any substance in the food or supplement) to a disease or health-related condition, the food or supplement may not be deemed adulterated or misbranded if the claim or information is truthful and not misleading. Repeals provisions regulating the circumstances under which a food is deemed misbranded regarding dietary supplements and health-related claims.
Revises the definition of "dietary supplement" with regard to the circumstances in which a new drug, antibiotic, or biologic is included in the definition.
Repeals provisions relating to new dietary ingredients. Removes provisions deeming a food adulterated if it contains a new dietary ingredient for which there is inadequate safety information.
Revises the definition of "drug" regarding the circumstances in which a food, dietary ingredient, or dietary supplement is considered a drug.
Removes provisions deeming, subject to exception, a dietary supplement to be a food.
Deems a food adulterated if it is a dietary supplement or contains a dietary ingredient that presents a substantial and unreasonable (currently, that presents a significant or unreasonable) risk of illness or injury.
Prohibits a State or political subdivision from: (1) deeming a food or dietary supplement to be a drug or establishing any requirement as though it were a drug; or (2) deeming a food or dietary supplement adulterated, misbranded, or otherwise out of compliance with law by reason of a claim in labeling or advertising that complies with provisions of this Act.
Abolishes the Commission on Dietary Supplement Labels and repeals the provisions establishing it.