By Sandra S. Pedersen

The Council for Responsible Nutrition this week released a searchable database of every National Advertising Division decision since 2007 involving advertising for dietary supplements. The database includes the decision date, challenger, advertiser, product, category of supplement, type of claim, examples of the challenged claims, and referral status. There are 140 cases included in the database, 13 of which were referred to a government agency for enforcement. The database does not otherwise include the outcome of the case, which can be obtained through subscription access to the online archive.

This helpful tool is available to the public on the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s website.