Dietary Supplements

Coalition of Attorneys General to Investigate Herbal Supplement Industry

Brian Nettles, Esq. There is no question that awareness of health and natural foods are at the forefront of concerns in America these days. What was once a niche market, organic and health-minded consumption is now mainstream. The market for organic foods reportedly jumped from $28.4 billion in 2012, to an estimated $35 billion in 2014. To put that into perspective, even McDonald’s plans to get rid of antibiotic-treated chicken–and add kale to it’s menu. Needless to say, consumer appetite for organically produced, health-boosting items is growing big time. There is a lot of money in the business boom–and a …

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New York AG Fires Round 2 Against Herbal Dietary Supplement Makers -Nature’s Way, NBTV, and Pharmavite

Matt Mittenthal, spokesman for Attorney General Schneiderman has made public  four information request letters, each sent this week to Pharmavite LLC, of Mission Hills, California, maker of the Nature Made brand; NBTV Inc. of Ronkonkoma, New York, maker of Sundown Naturals, Nature’s Bounty, Met-Rx, Solgar, Vitamin World and other brands; Nature’s Way Products Inc. of Lehi, Utah, maker of Nature’s Way brand; and Nutraceutical Corp. of Park City, Utah, maker of Herbs for Kids and other brands. Attorney General Schneiderman, according to the spokesman said “It‘s important for both retailers and manufacturers to verify the contents of the products they …

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SciLabs gets sued by the FDA

The FDA last week  sued dietary supplement manufacturer SciLabs Nutraceuticals Inc. and its senior executive with a lawsuit in California federal court for allegedly failing to properly test its ingredients and establish quality control procedures. SciLabs and its Chief Executive Officer Paul Edalat violated the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act by manufacturing and distributing adulterated dietary supplements, according to the FDA. The company makes dietary supplements under the brand name All Pro Science, the agency told the court. The FDA is seeking injunctive relief.   The Complaint is here: http://www.ahpa.org/Portals/0/pdfs/FDA_Seeks_Injuction_Against_SciLabs.pdf The FDA conducted multiple inspections of the company’s facilities, and claimed …

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