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Posted November 28, 2022

Seller of Elderberry, Tea Warned for Claims of Treating Cold, Flu, Cancer

On October 18, 2022, the FDA issued a warning letter to Rosebud’s Ranch and Garden, LLC after inspection of the company’s website and social media found statements about the company’s Domestic Divas – Colds and Flu (Tea), Domestic Divas - No Pain No Gain Tea, Green Feather Homestead Mad As A Hatter Chai Tea, Rosebud’s Natural Seasonings Elderberry Syrup Kit, Rosebud’s Elderberry Lemonade, Rosebud’s Herbs & Spices Sencha Tea, Rosebud’s Natural Seasonings Jane’s Italian, Rosebud’s Fruit Butters Peach Blueberry, Rosebud’s Real Food Raw! Habanero Sriracha, and Rosebud’s Real Food Supertonic! Sriracha products to be drug claims.

For example, the garlic-containing products such as Real Food Raw! Habanero Sriracha, Natural Seasonings Jane’s Italian, and Real Food Supertonic! Sriracha were promoted with statements such as, “Garlic is antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal (including anti-mold), anti-parasitic, and rich in the phytochemical allicin, a sulfur compound that prevents disease.” Other products such as Rosebud’s Elderberry Lemonade and Rosebud’s Natural Seasonings Elderberry Syrup Kit were promoted as a “Cancer preventer,” “Blood sugar balancer,” and “Cold & Flu Fighter.”

Additionally, these products were found to be misbranded because the labels lacked adequate directions for use.

Rosebud’s Ranch and Garden, LLC is required to respond to the FDA in writing within 15 days of receipt of the FDA’s warning to explain the specific steps taken to address any and all violations.

See ConsumerLab’s Reviews of Elderberry Supplements and Green Tea, Matcha Powders, and Supplements for more information and tests of related products.

Also see our answers to the questions, Do any supplements help prevent or treat a cold? and Which supplements and foods can help lower or control blood sugar?

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Warning: Rosebud's Ranch and Garden, LLC

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