The Trump administration has proposed moving food regulation from the Food and Drug Administration to the Department of Agriculture. The FDA would then become the Federal Drug Administration. (Read the full story here.)
Dietary supplements under federal law are legally food, so this should mean that both food and supplements would move to the Ag Department. But, alas not. Under the proposal, supplements would remain in the new Federal Drug Administration.
Catastrophe! How could the Trump administration make this mistake? Perhaps they just don’t know better. Perhaps they don’t even know that supplements are legally food, or that leaving them with drugs is disastrous for the supplement industry. We need to explain all this to the President and Congress without losing any time.
Write to President Trump and Congress and tell them that supplements aren't drugs, and should be regulated with food.