Attorney General from New York Aiming to Expand Herbal Supplements Probe
Published By : 24 Feb 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
After three weeks duration ordering from four major retailers to pull out store brand herbal supplements from their shelves which was followed after DNA test, it has been found that little or none of the herbs were found from the list. Hence, the attorney general from New York is now aiming to target manufacturers of these popular products.
Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General letters were sent on Monday to four manufacturers letters which include Utah, Long Island, California, and demanded a detailed ingredient and also quality control data for every herbal supplements which these manufactures sold in New York state. These companies’ products include many store brand supplements which the Attorney General ordered off the shelves at Walgreen’s, Walmart, GNC, and Target stores in the state of New York.
These letters were sent to the company Pharmavite LLC, Mission Hills in California. This firm is the marker of the Nature Made brand. Also, a letter was sent to NBTV Inc. from the Ronkonkoma in New York, this company is the maker of Sundown Naturals and also of other products such as Vitamin World, Nature Brand’s and other brands. Another company that received the letter was Nature’s Way Products Inc. from Lehi, Utah. This brand is the maker of Nature’s Way brand. Another letter was sent to Nutraceutical Corporation of Park City in Utah that makes Herbs for Kids and other brands.
However, none of these companies have yet responded to these requests for comment.
Earlier this month, the Attorney General had announced that these DNA bar coding tests are commissioned by his office on 6 popular herb supplements which are found that of the hundreds of bottles which were tested, and 4 out of 5 of these contained none of the herbs which were listed on their labels.