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FDA Filing for Food and Supplements

1. FDA food facility registration and renewal

The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act) directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as the food regulatory agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, to take steps to protect the public from a threatened or actual terrorist attack on the U.S. food supply and other food-related emergencies. To carry out certain provisions of the Bioterrorism Act, FDA established regulations requiring that: Food facilities register with the FDA, and FDA be given advance notice on shipments of imported food. 

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2. NDI (New Dietary Ingredient)

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) requires that manufacturers and distributors who wish to market dietary supplements that contain "new dietary ingredients" notify the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about these ingredients. Generally, the notification must include information that is the basis on which the manufacturer or distributor has concluded that a dietary supplement containing a new dietary ingredient will reasonably be expected to be safe under the conditions of use recommended or suggested in the labeling.

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3. GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe)

Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive, that is subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use, or unless the use of the substance is otherwise excepted from the definition of a food additive.

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4. Labeling Review and Free Sales Certificate Application Services

For dietary supplements, medical foods, and foods for special dietary use, the FDA issues the Certificate of Free Sale (COFS). This certificate does not make statements about the regulatory status of the products or establishments involved in their production.

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