How can I learn if a supplement or medical food is approved by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)?
The USDA does not “certify” or approve supplements or medical foods. The FDA has primary responsibility for claims on product labeling, including packaging, inserts and other promotional materials distributed at the point of sale. For more information, go to FNIC’s Dietary Supplements.
These resources provide more information about dietary supplements:
- At the ODS you can find the latest news and information about dietary supplements, frequently asked questions, and resources that include How to Evaluate Health Information on the Internet and How to Spot Health Fraud.
- Our sister site, Nutrition.gov, also provides dietary supplement information, including Questions to Ask Before Taking Vitamin and Mineral Supplements, tips for making informed decisions and evaluating information, and scientific information on over 100 herbs and supplements on MedlinePlus: Herbs and Supplements.