Performance Improvement 2001. Survey of Manufacturing Practices in the Dietary Supplement Industry


The Food and Drug Administration contracted with the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) to conduct a survey of the dietary supplement industry to learn more about manufacturing practices in the industry and what constitutes good manufacturing practices (GMPs). This effort is part of the process of considering whether to institute rule making to develop GMP regulations. Information from this survey was to help the agency formulate a policy to ensure that dietary supplement products are produced under conditions that will result in a safe and properly labeled product without unnecessary costs to the industry. A sample of 966 dietary supplement establishments were selected from the Dietary Supplement Enhanced Establishment Database. A telephone/mail survey was used for data collection and a total of 238 completed questionnaires were received. This report describes the sample design and survey administration procedures and presents summary statistics for the survey questions.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

FEDERAL CONTACT: Clark Nardinelli, 202-205-8702

PIC ID: 7499

PERFORMER: Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC