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Dried extract solvent disclosure not required by FDA in final rule.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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DRIED EXTRACT SOLVENT DISCLOSURE NOT REQUIRED by FDA under a final rule published in the June 5 Federal Register. The agency is striking the provision "The dried extract shall be described by an appropriately descriptive term that identifies the solvent used, e.g., `dried hexane extract of xxx' or `xxx, dried hexane extract" from the September 1997 final rule implementing parts of the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act. Both the September and June rules have the same effective date -- March 23, 1999 -- as FDA believes industry has adequate time to comply.

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