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In Brief: Island Glow

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Island Glow: FDA warning letter sent to sun tanning products' maker Centre Manufacturing for misbranding. Dated Jan. 8, the letter states that the St. Paul, Minn.-based company's Island Glow and private label suntanning products are unapproved new drugs based on claims such as, "Speeds up the tanning process" with tyrosine. FDA "is not aware of any data demonstrating that tyrosine or its derivatives are effective in stimulating the production of melanin," the letter states. In addition, U.S. material time/material extent marketing data are not available on the products, and the ingredients in the items are not GRAS/E, the letter states. The products also are misbranded because the labels "fails to bear adequate directions for use for the conditions that are offered"...
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