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Botanical liquid extract concentration ratio declaration should be optional -- AHPA.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

BOTANICAL LIQUID EXTRACT CONCENTRATION RATIO DECLARATION AS OPTION should be allowed, the American Herbal Products Association urges in a Nov. 24 citizen petition to FDA. The petition seeks a group of technical amendments to the label declaration requirements for liquid extracts in one of FDA's Sept. 23 final rules on dietary supplement labeling. The rule specifies that liquid extracts be described in a manner such as: "`fresh dandelion root extract, x mg (y:z) in 70% ethanol,' where x is the number of mg of the entire extract, y is the weight of the starting material and z is the volume (milliliters) of solvent."

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