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Whole, Ground, Milled, and Cracker Flaxseed Review
High Levels of Cadmium Found in Flaxseed Products — Testing Expanded
Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements Review
Best Multivitamins In 2023 -- Caution with Gummies
Fruits, Veggies, and Other Greens Supplements Review (Including Spirulina and Chlorella)
Avoid Lead in Greens, Problems with Pills, and Don't Give Up Eating Whole Foods.
Vitamin C Supplements Review
Find the Best Vitamin C Supplements
Shelled Walnuts (Halves & Pieces)
See Our Top Picks for Walnuts
Green Tea Review: Tea Bags, Loose Tea, Matcha Powders, and Supplements
Disturbing Findings for Some Major Brands of Green Tea. See the Test Results and Our Top Picks for Green Tea.
Dark Chocolates, Cocoa & Cacao Powders, Nibs, and Supplements Review -- Sources of Flavanols
Is Your Chocolate or Cocoa Healthful or Toxic? Find the Best Dark Chocolate, Cocoa Powder and Cocoa Supplements Based On Our Tests.
Pros and Cons of Stevia and Other Sugar Substitutes
Learn about the pros and cons of sugar substitutes and artificial sweeteners summarized in our table within this article.
Recalls & Warnings
October 09, 2023
Orgain Protein Powder Recalled Due to Allergen Risk
On October 4, 2023, Orgain LLC issued a recall of four lots of the company’s Organic Protein Powder + Superfoods, Creamy Chocolate Fudge flavor protein powder after a co-manufacturer informed the company that the product contained undeclared sesame, which is now one of nine food ...
November 02, 2023
Spirulina and “Greens” Supplement Tests Show Some Problems
White Plains, New York, November 2, 2023 — ConsumerLab tests of spirulina, chlorella, and “greens” supplements revealed that tablets of three brands of spirulina failed to disintegrate within the allotted time, and several other products contained amounts of lead unsuitable for regular consumption ...
March 28, 2023
Expanded Flaxseed Testing by ConsumerLab Reveals More Cadmium Contamination – Several Quality Products Also Identified
White Plains, New York, March 28, 2023 — Due to concerning levels of cadmium ConsumerLab discovered in its tests of flaxseed products in January 2023, ConsumerLab recently purchased and tested seven additional whole and ground flaxseed products.
January 12, 2023
High Levels of Cadmium Found In Whole and Ground Flaxseed In ConsumerLab Tests
White Plains, New York, January 12, 2023 — Recent ConsumerLab tests revealed concerning levels of cadmium, a toxic heavy metal, in several popular flaxseed products which, otherwise, provided the listed amounts of healthy fats, fiber, and protein without microbial contamination.
Recalls & Warnings
June 12, 2023
Beware of Tara Flour
Tara flour may have caused more than 470 reported illness associated with the use of Daily Harvest’s French Lentil + Leek Crumbles, which was recalled in 2022 (FDA 2022).
December 16, 2022
Is Your Chocolate or Cocoa Healthful or Toxic? ConsumerLab Finds Major Differences Among Products.
White Plains, New York, December 16, 2022 — Although dark chocolate and cocoa can be good sources of potentially heart-healthy, antioxidant flavanols, they can also be contaminated with toxic heavy metals such as cadmium and lead – and consumers can’t judge products from their labels.
February 09, 2022
Caution With Spirulina Supplements: ConsumerLab Tests Reveal Lead Contamination, Quality Concerns
White Plains, New York, February 9, 2022 — Problems were discovered in three out of four spirulina supplements recently tested by ConsumerLab. One product was found to be contaminated with lead, and two other products, which were tablets, failed to disintegrate within the expected time.
January 31, 2019
Contamination Still an Issue in Some Greens and Whole Food Products, ConsumerLab Tests Reveal
White Plains, New York, January 31, 2019 — Powders and capsules containing ingredients such as wheat grass, spirulina, chlorella, and fruits and vegetables are a popular way to get vitamins, minerals and other plant-based nutrients, but past tests by ConsumerLab have found that these products ...
May 10, 2018
Big Differences Found Among Green Teas -- ConsumerLab Tests Identify Best Green Tea in Bags, Matcha, Supplements, and Bottles --
White Plains, New York, May 10, 2018 — The benefits of green tea use are associated with the presence of natural polyphenols known as catechins, such as EGCG.
August 08, 2016
ConsumerLab Finds Lead, Cadmium and Arsenic Contamination in Greens and Whole Foods Supplements
White Plains, New York, August 9, 2016 — Powders, pills and drinks made from ingredients like wheat grass, alfalfa, kelp, spirulina, chlorella, leafy vegetables and fruits are a popular choice for people looking to increase their intake of vitamins, minerals and other plant-based nutrients.
Recalls & Warnings
May 30, 2015
Seller of Omega-3, Probiotics & SuperFoods Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
On May 4, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to Dr. Dennis Black, LLC.