New Hope Network is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Natural Foods Merchandiser

DSHEA: Retailer know-how

In addition to knowing what DSHEA does, retailers should know the following:

Manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements must record, investigate and forward to the FDA any reports they receive of serious adverse events associated with the use of their products that are reported to them. Retailers are not usually required to submit a serious adverse event report, according to the FDA, unless 1) the retailer’s name appears on the supplement label and 2) the retailer has entered into an agreement with the manufacturer or packer of the dietary supplement transferring responsibility for submitting adverse event reports for the product to the retailer.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.