The International Probiotics Association has submitted a citizen petition to the FDA to require the labeling of probiotic ingredients in dietary supplements as colony forming units (CFUs) instead of by weight.
For a detailed explanation on why the distinction between CFUs and weight is worth a federal petition, read the informative piece by Stephen Daniells on nutraingredients.com.
David Keller, VP of Scientific Operations for Ganeden and member of IPA’s Regulatory Affairs Committee Americas explains the rationale and George Paraskevakos, IPA Execitive Director encourages involvement.
IPA encourages all stakeholders to comment directly on the docket: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FDA-2016-P-3968. Deadline for commentary is May 17, 2017.