Oppenheim Law is currently investigating and evaluating claims pertaining to the mislabeling of herbal supplements, vitamins, and nutrients. The New York Attorney General recently sent out cease and desist letters to suppliers who have deliberately, knowingly, recklessly or negligently mislabeled herbal products. This includes products from Wal-Mart’s Spring Valley brand, Target’s Up & Up brand, Walgreens’ Finest Nutrition brand and GNC’s Herbal Plus brand. These products, which allegedly contained herbal ingredients such as Gingko Biloba and Saw Palmetto, were found to contain little to no trace of their labeled ingredient and instead were made up of fillers such as powdered rice, beans, peas and wild carrots.
Some supplements contained unlisted fillers such as powdered legumes, a class of plants that includes peanuts and soybeans, which can both trigger allergic reactions. A product which was labeled “gluten free” was also found to contain wheat as filler. These companies have been deceiving the public into believing that they are receiving the benefits of these herbal supplements, vitamins and nutrients, when in reality they are ingesting nothing but fillers with potential risk for allergic reactions. If you have purchased any of the products listed below, please contact Oppenheim Law at 1- (800) 384-6114.
|GNCHerbal Plus||TargetUp & UP||WalgreensFinest Nutrition||Wal-MartSpring Valley|
|Gingko Biloba||Gingko Biloba||Gingko Biloba||Gingko Biloba|
|St. John’s Wort||St. John’s Wort||St. John’s Wort||St. John’s Wort|
|Saw Palmetto||Valerian Root||Garlic||Saw Palmetto|