Fewer Warnings But Recalls Rising As US FDA Stems Pandemic Fraud Tide
Warning letters noting the coronavirus have slowed to a drip in the US while recalls continue climbing for products already identified in warnings.
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Past and present are alike for warnings in the US consumer health product space: COVID-19 claims and hand sanitizers with methanol. A recent warning also notes online search terms an herbal supplement business used are drug claims for its products.
ChromaDex is among latest targets of FDA/FTC joint warnings identifying claims on websites as well as in social media posts that render products unapproved and misbranded drugs indicated to prevent or treat COVID-19.
World Nutrition, Eagles Song Health and Wellness and Natural Sprout Co. received warning letters in late October from FDA's ORA Operations Division West identifying violative claims including “greens are alkalizing to the body, disease won't thrive in an alkaline body," and “alfalfa may help reduce cholesterol.”