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FDA War On Tainted Supplements Wages On

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

A warning letter about tainted dietary supplements is a reminder that even though recalls of spiked supplements are declining, products marketed as supplements that contain undeclared prescription drugs still infiltrate the market. The letter illustrates recalling tainted supplements may not prevent future enforcement actions.

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Kabco to stop production until GMPs met; ginkgo is not a food additive, FDA warns; more spiked sexual enhancement supplements recalled; SmartShield expands civilian distribution; P&G advances toward zero-waste goals; Sanofi opens Vietnam facility; Carlson doubles capacity.

FDA Signals Progress In War On Adulterated Supplements

CDER data show class I recalls of supplements spiked with undeclared drug ingredients fell dramatically the past two years after peaking in fiscal 2010.

FDA, Trade Groups Team Up To Bolster Enforcement On Tainted Supplements

FDA threatens to take "swift and strong" enforcement action without warning, including filing criminal charges, against manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of tainted supplements, according to a letter sent to industry Dec. 15.

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