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Posted May 24, 2013

Brewable Tea and Tea Supplement Company Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims

On April 2, 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to Natures Health Options, LLC, following an investigation which found the company's Charantea Bitter Melon Ampalaya, which is distributed as a dietary supplement in capsule form, and as a tea, to be adulterated because it was prepared, packed, or held under conditions that violate Current Good Manufacturing Practices for dietary supplements.

These violations include failure to make and keep written procedures for the responsibility of quality control operations and failure to to make and keep written procedures for product complaints.

In addition, statements made about Charantea Bitter Melon Ampalaya on the company's website were found to be drug claims. Charantea Bitter Melon contains dried bitter melon fruit and was promoted for blood sugar regulation. It was described on the website as having "blood sugar-lowering properties."

See ConsumerLab.com's Review of Green Tea Supplements,Drinks and Brewable Teas for tests of related products.