FDA warns firm on radiation
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Executive SummaryFDA warns Pharmline it is violative to irradiate food, including supplements, without a regulatory exemption because the radiation could affect the microbiological profile and nutrients in the food and create radiolytic byproducts. With this in mind, FDA says Florida, N.Y.-based Pharmline's spirulina powder is adulterated because it is irradiated and does not fall into an exemption. In a May 25 letter, the agency also warns Pharmline its saw palmetto extract 30 percent is misbranded because the label does not include the common name of each ingredient as required
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