Saturday, November 8, 2008

11/08/08 - FDA - Rule on Importing Dietary Ingredients

Vitamin Lawyer Update eMemo: November 8, 2008

This issue: Final FDA Rule on Importing Dietary Products

0. News - Senator Obama, What About Change for Health Freedom?
1. New FDA Rule on Importing Foods (Including Dietary Ingredients)
2. Webinars: Reaching Out to Customers and Distributors
3. Web Ring and Wiki for Advanced Health Care – Sign-up Now!
4. Standard Operating Procedures and Site Use Statements

0. VL Blog News

Blog: http:// vitaminlawyerhealthfreedom .blogspot .com

The President-elect and Change for Health Freedom
http:// vitaminlawyerhealthfreedom.blogspot .com /2008/11/president-obama-and-health-freedom.html

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1. New FDE Rule on Importing Foods – Including Dietary Ingredients

Do you import any of your product ingredients? Do you import your finished product? Then you need to know about this: “Prior Notice of Imported Food Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act…”

"The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final regulation that requires the submission to FDA of prior notice of food, including animal feed, that is imported or offered for import into the United States. The final rule implements the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of2002 (the Bioterrorism Act)"

http:// www.fda. gov /OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/FDA-2002-N-0233.pdf

Official publication date: 11/07/08 - 427 pages!!!!

pg 30: "Examples of food include fruits, vegetables, fish, including seafood, dairy products, eggs, raw agricultural commodities for use as food or as components of food, animal feed (including pet food), food and feed ingredients, food and feed additives, dietary supplements and dietary ingredients, infant formula, beverages (including alcoholic beverages and bottled water), live food animals, bakery goods, snack foods, candy, and canned foods."

Note from the Vitamin Lawyer: I am reading the new regulations and will inform my retainer clients shortly about how these final rules might impact their purchases of raw materials from abroad. In general terms I will also discuss the Prior Notice Rule in future issues of this eMemo.

2. Webinars: Reaching Out to Customers and Distributors

I’m preparing a series of Vital Connections Webinar training seminars – www. vital-connections .com to further enhance the services I provide the Natural Products industry. The first of these will be entitled Ethics and Alternative Practices and will focus on the legal distinction between “treatment of disease” and “therapies that may benefit” as well as the various ethical considerations that may be important for Advanced Healthcare providers.

Webinars are an innovative use of New Media, combining PowerPoint Presentations with audio teaching that can be experienced “live” over the Internet and archived for future downloading. Here is what Vital Connections has to say about its services:

“Vital Connection is excited to have the opportunity to bring the latest evolutions in Holistic and Natural Health Education into your home. We have designed our education model so that it will give you the benefit of being able to take Online Courses that work with your schedule.

“We work cooperatively with the Holistic Community to present Professional Education and have the opportunity to learn in your home with Master Instructors. With this dedicated relationship we now are focused on empowering you with the most up-to-date information as soon as it is available!!!

“Through the education we provide; you will be able to complete your Continuing Education Units rapidly and in the most inexpensive way possible. Along with the Online Courses that we have available; look forward to receiving updates with the evolution of the education through FREE Webshops and Educational Material that will help to support your Natural Health Practice!!!”

You can contact Evan at info@vital-connections .com for further information. Tell him The sent you!

3. Web Ring and Wiki… Sign-up Working!

In r4ecent eblasts I told you all about the new Advanced Healthcare Web Ring and how it can help your Search Engine Status and push derogatory postings off the first page of Google and other Search Engines.

I’ve posted that information at: http:// tinyurl .com/5d6489

Now, after more beta testing the sign-up page is working! (With my special thanks to those of you sought to sign up and who communicated with me about problems!)

Take a look at the Web Ring at: www .healthcare-aware .com

And SIGN UP HERE: http: //healthcare-aware .com/subscribe/go.php?r=1&i=l0

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4. Standard Operating Procedures and Site Use Statements

The Vitamin Lawyer .com Consultancy offers standardized formats for various Standard Operating Procedures and for Site Use Statements. YOUR PAPERS MUST BE IN ORDER!

You can find much more information about these at:

SOPs - http:// tinyurl .com/2eu6yj

SUSs – www .siteusestatement .com

Ralph Fucetola JD
www .vitaminlawyer .com
http:// vitaminlawyerarchives .blogspot .com