NYAG Takes on Herbal Dietary Supplement Makers

Four large retailers-GNC, Target, Walgreen Co, and Wal-Mart Stores, were recently ordered by the New York State Attorney General’s Office to discontinue selling their store brands of herbal dietary supplements due to supposedly mislabeled or contaminated product content. According to the NYAG, the “DNA barcoding tests revealed that eight out of the 10 store brand herbal products were devoid DNA from labeled plant material and/or contained dissimilar herbs or potentially allergenic fillers.”

The Office of New York State Attorney General Eric. T. Schneiderman is now requesting the documentation concerning the authenticity, clarity, and marketing of the herbal dietary supplements that have been sold in the state since January 1, 2013. The companies must also reveal other brands for which they manufacture products, due to the fact that they may also be investigated as well. The companies will have until March 13 to provide all detailed information.

    Attorney Tor and the whole team at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber, including the receptionist, made me feel welcome, comforted, and confident throughout my case. They showed me respect and kindness from start to finish.

    - Zandra S.

    I was feeling uncertain but after I met with Nick I felt at ease & confident. Communication was great, I was constantly informed and everyone was genuine & compassionate.

    - Sonja S.

    Coming in, we were unsure if we had a case. After meeting with Peter Brodhead, we were very confident with him. I was always comfortable because everyone was professional and friendly.

    - Elaine B.

    I liked the professionalism, efficiency, and thoroughness of your team efforts. I would like Sheila Schebek recognized for her knowledge of account details as quickly as I presented questions. She provided confidence and security in all matters.

    - John S.

    Before I called you, I felt awful & depressed when I heard about cancer. After I called you and discussed, I felt better knowing that this law firm cared for me. They were very kind and well communicated with me.

    - Gary S.
/

Put Award-Winning
Trial Lawyers On Your Side

Contact Our Team for a Free & Confidential Case Evaluation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.