Tag Archive: Dietary Supplements

Jan 21

District Court sides with Industry on Dietary Supplement Substantiation

A U.S. District judge New Jersey has ruled in United States v. Bayer Corporation that Bayer will not be held in contempt for alleged violations of a 2007 consent decree regarding the marketing of its Phillip’s Colon Health (PCH) product. The 2007 Consent Decree prohibited Bayer from “making any claim about the performance or efficacy …

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Jan 11

FDA “Natural” Food Labeling

On November 12, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced that it is soliciting public comments on how the Agency should define the term “natural” and regulate its use in food labeling. The FDA has engaged the public’s input after receiving two Citizen Petitions requesting the agency take action on establishing a formal definition …

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Jan 28

Court Issues Injunction after FDA Warning Letter Issues Persist

On January 16th 2015, a California dietary supplement manufacturer, Health One Pharmaceuticals, Inc., was ordered to stop sales of its products until the company meets certain U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) regulations and mandated standards (Current Good Manufacturing Practices or “CGMPs”). According to the FDA, the steps taken by the manufacturer in response to …

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Oct 05

FTC-FDA Warning Letter Issued to Company Marketing Ebola Cure

On September 23, 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”), in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), issued a Warning Letter to Natural Solutions Foundation in Newton, New Jersey. FDA representatives allege the FDA warning letter was prompted by the certain marketing. In particular, the Company violated the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic …

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Sep 02

Dietary Supplement Company Prohibited from Operations After Ignoring FDA Warning Letter

On August 8, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) obtained a court order from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia against a dietary supplement manufacturer. The Order prohibits the manufacturer from selling dietary supplements until they comply with FDA good manufacturing regulations and other applicable, federal requirements. In …

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Jul 02

FDA Warning Issued Regarding Weight Loss Products

On April 7, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released an advisory, warning consumers not to use bee pollen capsule marketed under the name Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen. The purpose for the advisory, previously reported here, was to alert the public that the product contained potentially harmful active pharmaceutical ingredients, which had …

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Jun 11

FDA Publishes Food Allergen Labeling Guidelines

On May 8, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its “Draft Guidance for Industry: Food Allergen Labeling Exemption Petitions and Notifications.” The draft guidance represents current thinking on the topic as previously discussed through the release of the October 2006 “Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers Regarding Food Allergens, including the Food …

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Apr 25

FDA Advises Consumers to Avoid Using Dietary Supplements with Undeclared Drug Ingredients

On April 7, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) advised consumers to stop taking Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen products, which are promoted as body forming, weight loss dietary supplements. According to the FDA, the Company’s dietary supplements include at least one potentially dangerous pharmaceutical ingredient that is not declared on the product …

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Mar 18

FDA Moves to Update Nutrition Facts Label for Foods

On February 27, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) moved to update nutrition facts labels (“Nutrition Facts Panels”) on packaged foods and dietary supplements. The proposal was prompted by recent scientific findings that suggest there is a direct correlation between excessive food intake and recurring diseases, like heart disease and obesity. In addition, …

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Jan 21

FDA Issues Statement on IOM Report on Safety of Caffeine in Foods

On January 21, 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a Statement on the Institute of Medicine’s Report (“IOM Report”) on Caffeine in Foods. Released on January 17, 2014, the IOM Report is a culmination of the recent public workshop, which took place in August 2013 and was focused on the investigation of …

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