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Posted June 13, 2012

Tart Cherry Supplement Selller Warned by FDA Over Illegal Health Claims

The U.S. FDA recently published a Warning Letter (dated June 8, 2012) to Michelle's Miracle, Inc. for illegally promoting a range of tart cherry dietary supplements using health claims reserved for drugs. The products cited are: 

-Michelle's Miracle® Joint Formula Tart Cherry Concentrate Dietary Supplement 
-Michelle's Miracle® Original Tart Montmorency Cherry Concentrate Dietary Supplement 
-Michelle's Miracle® Sleep Formula Tart Cherry Concentrate Dietary Supplement 
-Michelle's Miracle® Tart Cherry CherriMax Dietary Supplement 

As noted by the FDA, the company's tart cherry concentrate products are not generally recognized as safe and effective for the referenced uses and, therefore, the products are "new drugs." However, new drugs may not be legally marketed in the U.S. without prior approval from FDA and these products have not been approved. 

See ConsumerLab's answer to the question, What are the health benefits of tart cherry juice? for more information.

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