Posted March 1, 2013

Manufacturer of Joint, Weight Loss, Muscle Supplements and More Warned for Adulteration, Misbranding and Drug Claims

On February 4, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to DC Nutrition, Inc. following a facility inspection which found that the company's products, including Hoodia Plus Product, Thermo Blast Product, Oxy Extreme Product, Mega Green Product, Extend Energy Vitamins Product, Sugar Curb, Cleanz+, Fix It and Get Over It -- Feel Better Now, to be adulterated because they were prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

These violations include failure to implement a system of production and process controls which covers all stages of manufacturing, packaging, labeling, and holding, and failure to verify that finished dietary supplements met product specifications for identity, purity, strength, and composition.

Get Over It--Feel Better Now, Renew!, Cleanz+, Fat Fighter, Perform!, Rebuild!, Think!, Whacked, and Health Plus, were found to be misbranded because the labels fail to identify them as dietary supplements, the labels fail to bear a declaration of the net quantity of contents on the principal display panel and because nutrition information on the labels do not comply with federal regulations.

Get Over It--Feel Better Now, Health Plus, and Think! were also found to be misbranded because the labels fail to bear the proper warning statement for dietary supplements containing iron.

Fat Fighter, Perform!, Rebuild!, Think!, and Whacked were misbranded because the labels fail to identify the part of the plant from which each botanical dietary ingredient in the products are derived.

Cleanz Plus, Fat Fighter, and Get Over It were misbranded because the labels do not list the total quantitative amount by weight of all your other dietary ingredients contained in each of your proprietary blends for your products.

Whacked and Rebuild were misbranded because the labels do not list the common name for certain ingredients. For example, the label for Whacked, lists inositol hexaniacinate, the source ingredient for niacin, rather than niacin.

Think! and Get Over It were misbranded because the labels fail to list the quantity of each dietary ingredient and the total quantity of all ingredients in the blend.

Additionally, statements made on the company's website, such as, "What should you expect from using Cleanz+? ... Fewer headaches... Reduced aches and pains," "Fix It ...helps repair damaged joints and cartilage," and "Get Over It--Feel Better Now...absorbs toxins that can cause headache pain," were found to promote these dietary supplements as drugs.

See ConsumerLab.com's Review Article on Hoodia for more information and Reviews of Joint Health Supplements, Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements, B Vitamin Supplements, Muscle Enhancers and Weight Loss Supplements for tests of related products.

For more information about the FDA's warning letter, use the link below.