Retailers in Hot Water Over Supplement Labels
Accuracy is an important element of all product labels, but it is especially critical with regard to the packaging of items intended for human consumption, such as food, beverages and nutraceuticals.
It's the last category that has presented some trouble for four big-name retailers: Target, GNC, Walgreens and Walmart. As The New York Times reported, the New York State Attorney General's Office recently sent cease-and-desist letters to the quartet, demanding that they stop selling a number of their dietary supplements. Why? A series of tests conducted by the AG's office revealed that some of the supplements were missing contents listed on their labels, while many also included undeclared allergens.Continue reading