As part of the effort to ensure nutritional supplements and natural products are accurately labeled for consumers, NPA will be activating its robust grassroots operation through the website www.saveoursupplements.org.
“Consumers have a right to know what is in the products they use each and every day, especially when it comes to making decisions about taking products to support their health. However, unfounded warning label programs like those in California only make product labels more confusing for consumers,” said Daniel Fabricant, president and CEO of NPA. “Congress must act to protect consumers and put an end to expensive lawsuits and unnecessary new regulatory burdens that are difficult for small businesses to manage.”
The coalition is asking Congress to amend the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act to ensure that consumers have access to clear, accurate and meaningful product information by doing the following:
- Establish science-based criteria for all additional state and local labeling requirements. States that meet the criteria can enact their own ingredient listing or labeling programs.
- Allow state-mandated product information to be provided through smartphone-enabled “smart labels” and on websites, where consumers can find up-to-date, relevant ingredients and warnings.
- Ensure that covered product information is risk-based. Warning labels act as important precautionary notices of legitimate risks and need to be taken seriously.