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GNC, Wal-Mart, Other Retailers Deceptively Labeling Herbal Supplements – Report – 4 February 2015

RT logoHerbal supplements such as gingko biloba and ginseng sold at four major US retailers contained ingredients — including potential allergens — not listed on the packaging, according to a report from the New York State attorney general’s office.

The damning investigation of store-brand supplements at GNC, Target, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart has triggered four cease-and-desist letters to the retailers calling on them to halt sales of seven dietary supplements, including echinacea, garlic, gingko biloba, ginseng, saw palmetto, St. John’s wort, and valerian root.

“Contamination, substitution and falsely labeling herbal products constitute deceptive business practices and, more importantly, present considerable health risks for consumers,” said the letters, first reported by the New York Times.

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