Dietary Supplement Makers Face Criminal Charges Over Alleged Mislabeling
The Department of Justice says 117 companies sold supplements that were mislabeled or had potentially tainted ingredients.
Justice Department Announces Criminal Charges Against Dietary Supplement Firms
The Department of Justice announced it is bringing civil and criminal charges against some makers and marketers of dietary supplements. According to a statement, the DOJ alleges that the companies sold supplements that either contained unlisted ingredients or make health claims that are inadequately supported by scientific evidence. "The Justice Department and its federal partners have joined forces to [bring] to justice companies and individuals who profit from products that threaten consumer health," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer in the statement. (Wagner, 11/17)
The New York Times' Well Blog:
Makers Of Nutritional Supplements Charged In Federal Sweep
A yearlong federal investigation into the dietary supplement industry has resulted in a widespread crackdown on the sale of tainted or misleading products. The Justice Department said on Tuesday that it filed criminal and civil enforcement actions against 117 companies and individuals. (Anahad O'Connor, 11/17)