3715.85 Publication used in connection with sale to consumers of dietary supplement.

(A) As used in this section, "publication" includes a book chapter, article, or official abstract of a peer-reviewed scientific article prepared by the article's author or the editors of the publication in which the article is published.

(B) A publication used in connection with a sale to consumers of a dietary supplement is not considered part of the label of the dietary supplement if the publication meets all of the following criteria:

(1) The publication is reprinted in its entirety.

(2) The publication is not false or misleading.

(3) The publication does not promote a particular manufacturer or brand of dietary supplement.

(4) The publication is displayed or presented, alone or with other publications on the same subject matter, so as to present a balanced view of the available scientific information on a dietary supplement.

(5) If the publication is displayed in a location where dietary supplements are offered for sale, the publication is physically separate from the dietary supplements.

(6) The publication does not have any other information affixed to it.

(C) Division (B) of this section does not apply to or restrict the actions of a person who offers dietary supplements for sale at retail or wholesale in the sale of books or publications as part of the person's business.

(D) If the director of agriculture finds or has cause to believe that a publication under division (B) of this section is a label and that label is false or misleading under division (B) of this section, the director shall proceed under the provisions of this chapter applicable to misbranded food. In any action taken under this section, the burden of proof to establish misbranding shall be on the director.

Cite as R.C. § 3715.85

History. Effective Date: 03-22-2001