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Citizen Petitions

Requesting Changes at the U.S. FDA

When bringing your product or ingredient to market, it may be necessary, advisable, or strategic from a marketing perspective to make a formal citizen petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), requesting them to take (or refrain from taking) an action. Citizen petitions provide opportunities to validate the standard of quality and efficacy of your product, increase consumer confidence, and increase profitability.

Citizen Petition – Dietary Fiber 
Petitioning the FDA that a non-digestible carbohydrate ingredient is a dietary fiber through the demonstration of a beneficial physiological effect in a human via clinical trials.

Citizen Petition – Exemption from 100% Identity Testing 
Petitioning the FDA to do less than 100% identity testing, showing that such a sampling model of less than 100% testing does not result in a reduction in product quality.

Citizen Petition – Health Claims and Qualified Health Claims
Petitioning the FDA to make an authorized disease claim can provide market distinction from competitor products in the marketplace.

Submitting a citizen petition can be complex. KGK Science’s team of regulatory experts is uniquely equipped to facilitate a customized solution to meet your regulatory needs, including:

  • Expert regulatory toxicologists providing an insider perspective on the quality, safety, and efficacy of your food product or ingredient
  • Technical review and GAP analysis to ensure that evidence will meet FDA requirements
  • Plan studies or analyses to support the data requirements if required including protocol development, study management, and analysis of results.
  • Thorough assembling of data and literature into a comprehensive petition dossier
  • Direct, ongoing correspondence with FDA and the submission of the citizen petition on your behalf.

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