Supplement Labels 101

The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) was created in 1994 to define and regulate dietary supplements. One of the aspects outlined in DSHEA is that Dietary Supplements must convey labeling in conformance with the appropriate provisions of federal law, including the nutrition labeling requirements, of the Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

To better understand and adhere to the set label regulations, Lief has created a supplement label template that covers the basic requirements for labeling and compliance.


FDA-Regulated Supplement Labels Must Have:


Statement of Identity
  Net Quantity Statement
  Name and Address of Manufacturer or Distributor
  Supplement Labeling
  Ingredient Statement
  Allergen Statement
  Nutrient Content Claim(s)



Element Placement

In our template, the supplement label is divided into three sections to help define where each element should be placed.


Principal Display Panel (PDP)

The PDP is the area most likely to be seen by consumers. The Statement of Identity and Net Quantity of Contents need to be prominent and easy to read.



Information Panel

The Information Panel is the area immediately to the right of the PCP and contains the rigorously regulated Supplement Facts Panel. See our template for details on SFP requirements. 




Claims are located to the immediate left of the PCP and should only display nutrient, health, structure, or functional claims that adhere to the Code of Federal Regulations and meet the approval of any FDA requirements.



Click here to download Lief’s Label Template for Supplements.


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