Posted May 8, 2012

False Marketing of Grape Seed Supplement Online

On April 19, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a Warning Letter to Nature's Pearl Corporation regarding the false and illegal promotion of its product "Nature's Pearl Premium Muscadine Grape Seed Supplement" on the company's website "www.naturespearlproducts.com."  

The product is promoted on the website for the treatment of various diseases which cause it to be considered an unapproved new drug by the FDA. The FDA noted that the product is not generally recognized as safe and effective for these uses. The FDA also noted that the website makes the following statement: "Nature's Pearlâ„¢ has been certified by the FDA to be in Full Compliance under FDA 21 CFR 111." This statement is false and misleading because FDA does not certify compliance with the dietary supplement current good manufacturing practices. 

See ConsumerLab's answer to the question, What are the health benefits of grapefruit seed extract (GSE)? Is it safe? for more information.

For more details regarding this warning letter, use the link below.