gak0090 wrote:You are missing the point. You can't be sarcastic about something when you don't understand what you are talking about. The FDA has nothing to do with nutritional supplements. They don't approve or reject them. The only time they get involved is if some issue is discovered after the product comes to market and there are complaints regarding its safety. So your conspiracy theory is useless, because you don't have to bribe the FDA for anything here- hence making your attempt at sarcasm illogical.
The manufacturer of a dietary supplement or dietary ingredient is responsible for ensuring that the product is safe before it is marketed.
FDA is responsible for taking action against any unsafe dietary supplement product after it reaches the market.
Generally, manufacturers do not need to register their products with FDA or get FDA approval before producing or selling dietary supplements.
Under FDA regulations at 21 CFR part 111, all domestic and foreign companies that manufacture, package, label or hold dietary supplement, including those involved with testing, quality control, and dietary supplement distribution in the U.S., must comply with the Dietary Supplement Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) for quality control.
"In addition, the manufacturer, packer, or distributor whose name appears on the label of a dietary supplement marketed in the United States is required to submit to FDA all serious adverse event reports associated with use of the dietary supplement in the United States.
FDA's responsibilities include product information, such as labeling, claims, package inserts, and accompanying literature. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates dietary supplement advertising.
Domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for human or animal consumption in the United States are required to register their facility with FDA. For more information, see Registration of Food Facilities."
If you had read the rest of the page you quoted, you would have noticed the parts where the FDA regulate every single company involved from production, testing, packaging, and distributing. The FDA officials are appointed by federal government. These officials are almost all professionals from the industry in which they are now regulating. There is an extreme conflict of interest occurring in the FDA and nothing is being done about it. You honestly think there is no corruption in this system? Choke on that "conspiracy theory."