Listing Policy: Dietary Supplements & Vitamins

 Dietary Supplements & Vitamins Policy

Packaging

  1. Supplements or vitamins must be new and in original packaging
  2. Supplements or vitamins must clearly display the identifying codes, such as UPC codes, QR codes, lot numbers, and/or serial numbers

 Permitted Listings Model +Conditions

  1. Supplements or vitamins must be labeled clearly and distinctly in the English language, containing all of the following (also includes listing descriptions):

    1. The name of the supplement or vitamin
    2. The total quantity or amount in the container (e.g. 50 tablets, 10 mg, 8 oz)
    3. A list of ingredients
    4. The name and address of the manufacturer or distributor
  2. Labels and listing descriptions must not falsely state that the product cures, treats, or prevents a disease in humans, unless that statement is approved by the FDA
  3. Labels and listing descriptions must not state that the products have the same effects as controlled substances or prescription drugs (See #4)
  4. Labels and listing descriptions must not have names that could be confused with controlled substances or prescriptions drugs
  5. Labels and listing descriptions must not claim “FDA Approved” or show the FDA logo
  6. Vitamin and supplement labels must not be or state “tester,” “not for retail sale,” or “not intended for resale”

 Conditional Allowances

  1. Product cannot currently be listed in an FDA recall or safety alert  (See here:  Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts)
  2. Prohibited ingredients are strictly forbidden  (See here:  Prohibited & Restricted Ingredients)
  3. Supplements must not be identified as unsafe or lacking evidence of safety, or having false or misleading information on the label in an FDA warning letter  (See here:  FDA Warning Letters)
  4. Supplements must be safe for use and must not be a product that the FDA has determined presents an unreasonable risk of injury or illness, such as:
  5. Supplements must not be named by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as making untrue marketing claims  (See here:  Federal Trade Commission Press Releases)
  6. Supplements must not contain controlled substances, such as:

    1. Cannabidiol (CBD), a Schedule I Controlled Substance  (See here:  Restricted Products: Drugs & Drug Paraphernalia)
    2. Anything listed in Schedules I, II, III, IV or V of the Controlled Substances Act  (See here:  Schedules of Controlled Substances)
    3. “List I” chemicals or their derivatives as designated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)  (See here:  List I and List II Chemicals)
  7. Supplements must comply with MarketStop policy, including, but not limited to:

    1. Supplements that contain ingredients derived from sharks, whales, dolphins, or porpoises are prohibited from sale
    2. Supplements that contain more than 12% hydrogen peroxide are prohibited from sale
    3. Patches that are marketed as dietary supplements or detox products are prohibited from sale

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