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Posted September 01, 2022

FDA Warns Elderberry Fair & Co for Promoting Elderberry Supplements and Apple Cider to Treat Colds & Flu

On August 15, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to The Elderberry Fairy & Co., LLC after review of the company’s website found statements about the company’s Elderberry Syrup with Honey, Elderberry Syrup with Agave, and Organic Fire Cider to be drug claims.

For example, the company’s Elderberry Syrup with Honey and Elderberry Syrup with Agave were promoted with statements such as, “used for many centuries to…fight the common cold & flu*, relieve allergies*, and so much more!” Organic Fire Cider was promoted on the company’s website as a cold & flu fighter, sinus decongestant, cough suppressant, and as a product that can alleviate headaches. In addition, the agency states that these products are misbranded because they are not generally recognized as safe and effective for these uses.

The Elderberry Fairy & Co., LLC products were also deemed misbranded because the products fail to bear adequate directions for intended use.

The company must respond to the agency within 15 days of receipt of the letter outlining any steps taken to address violations.

For more information and tests of related products, see ConsumerLab’s Elderberry Supplements and Apple Cider Vinegar Reviews.

Also see our answers to Do any supplements help prevent or treat a cold? and Do any supplements help for flu?

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Warning: The Elderberry Fairy & Co., LLC

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