To market a dietary supplement with a “New Dietary Ingredient (NDI)” in the United States (US), manufacturers are required to submit a notification to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This requirement falls under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act) and it is aimed at ensuring the safety of ingredients used in dietary supplements under the specified and recommended conditions.
Industries across the world are evolving in terms of innovation, and it is no different for the food supplements industry. The food and food supplements industry is booming and majority of its credit goes to the innovative products that are being introduced in the global markets. In most of the cases, new products are manufactured with the help of novel ingredients known as ‘New Dietary Ingredients’ (NDI).