Federal Sweep Nets 40 Criminal, Civil Cases For Spiked Supplements, Disease Claims
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
A deputy assistant attorney general clarifies that ongoing investigations target “unlawful makers and marketers of dietary supplements,” but DoJ and other agencies broadly warn the entire industry about the potential for additional criminal cases as well as civil complaints.
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Former FDA OCI Director George Karavetsos says GNC's supply chain guidelines for its vendors is the industry standard, while Sens. Hatch and Heinrich exceeded all standards by recommending DoJ get tougher on firms violating FDA supplement product regulations,
FDA warning states Naturecom, which markets its own products and provides ingredients and products to other firms, failed to comply with supplement GMP requirements for master manufacturing and batch production records.
Federal prosecutors already have cooperation in their case against USPlabs from GNC in exchange for a "non-prosecution" commitment, and might seek help from an executive with S.K. Labs recently convicted on five criminal counts stemming from a separate investigation.