Almost a year ago John McCain introduced the “Dietary Supplement Safety Act” (S. 3002) to subject Dietary Supplements to more regulation by the FDA.  In response to my emailed letter asking her to vote AGAINST THIS BILL, Senator Feinstein indicates that the  main focus of the Bill is for “public safety” and to make it mandatory for Supplement manufacturers to disclose their ingredients and give the FDA the power to perform a MANDATORY RECALL of any Supplement discovered to be “harmful or unsafe”. 

I say that’s a lot of  “poppy-cock”!  When was the last time a Dietary Supplement was identified as being “unsafe or harmful?…

Dietary Supplements already disclose the ingredients listed on their products, just like ordinary Food Products, so I don’t see why any “Registration” should be necessary, except to subject Food Supplement Manufacturers to more interference and delay in getting viable Dietary Supplements to the public marketplace with unnecessary regulation by the FDA.

That Senator John McCain is looking more and more like one of those many Congresspeople (through history) that have and still are being paid-off by the Pharmaceutical Drug companies to assist them in the much larger Diabolical Plan of pushing Dietary Supplements “bit-by-bit” towards being fully regulated by the FDA, just like their poisonous Drugs that can ONLY be made available to the public through our “trusted” medical doctors’ prescriptions!  Of course, you know that our “trusted” doctors” will NEVER prescribe ANY of our favorite Dietary Supplements, ESPECIALLY IF THEY ACTUALLY WORK!!

So, stay on YOUR CONGRESSPEOPLE, and let them know that WE THE PEOPLE adamantly oppose John McCain’s Bill and that further regulation of Food Supplements by the FDA is NOT NECESSARY and we will not STAND for ANY further meddling of our health by the FDA!!
Please click on the following link to read an excerpt by Barry Lynes concerning the historical “nature” of the FDA


From: senator@feinstein.senate.gov
To: annie_pierce@hotmail.com
Subject: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein responding to your message
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:07:19 -0500

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  Dear Ms. Pierce: 

 I received your letter expressing your concerns about including provisions regulating dietary supplements in food safety legislation. I appreciate the time you took to write and apologize for the delay in my response. 

 As you may know, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates dietary supplements differently than it does conventional foods and prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, the manufacturer of the dietary supplement is responsible for ensuring the safety of the product before marketing it to the public. Dietary supplements do not need FDA approval before being marketed, however the FDA is responsible for taking action against an unsafe product once it has been introduced into the marketplace. 

 

 On February 4, 2010, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) introduced the “Dietary Supplement Safety Act” (S. 3002), which would require manufacturers of dietary supplements to register with the FDA and disclose the ingredients used in their products. It would also give the agency authority to issue a mandatory recall if a product is found to be unsafe or harmful to consumer health. This bill has been referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, of which I am not a member.

 

 As you may know, the “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act” (S. 510) was passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on December 18, 2009, with no changes to current dietary supplement regulation. Please be assured that I have noted your concerns about these provisions and will be sure to keep your comments in mind as Congress considers food safety legislation. 

 

Once again, thank you for writing. If you have any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (202) 224-3841      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Best regards. 

Sincerely yours,

Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator
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