According to the New York State attorney General’s Office, NBTY agreed to test its products to confirm that they really contain the herbal ingredients mentioned on the label. NBTY is an important herbal supplements maker, with thousands of people who are using their products.
NBTY officials said they will have advanced DNA testing on the ingredients from their suppliers. Moreover, they want to do random tests of herbal products to look for allergens. This job will not be easy having in mind that the herbal supplements maker is having more than 22 000 products. We are talking here about vitamins, meal replacements or protein bars. With so many items there is no surprise they are making millions of dollars every year.
The attorney general’s office and NBTY have a legal agreement. The herbal supplements maker gave the authorities all the documents that show the company used traditional chemical testing procedures on its products. The authorities are hoping that these tests will make more consumers feel safe about the herbal products they are using. They are trying to fight against fraud and dangerous allergens.
Moreover, the company should get more customers after the tests will show they are using real herbal products. There are some companies who claim to have more ingredients than they really use, while others are hiding some because they want the customers to buy their products. When it comes to herbal products, things are more difficult.
When you know that something you buy has unhealthy ingredients, it is your choice if you want to buy it or no. However, a product that is supposed to have benefits on your health, you want it to achieve its goal. There are a lot of people who use herbal products every week hoping they will feel better, lose weight or take the vitamins they need.
This agreement should be a good example of how an herbal supplements maker and the authorities should work to make the customers happy. As long as people know for sure that those herbal products are safe, there will be more who will buy them.
NBTY officials said that they did not fail with federal requirements and they are ready to take tests to prove this. Moreover, the company wants to promote reliable testing for herbal supplements.
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