GNC, Target & Major Retailers Accused Of Selling Fake Supplements
Earlier this week, according to an investigation by the New York State attorney general’s office into store-brand supplements at four national retailers — GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, all have have received cease-and-desist letters demanding that they stop selling a number of their dietary supplements. A few of these were found to contain the herbs shown on their labels and many of which included potential allergens not identified in the ingredients list.
In other words, those natural supplements you bought, may or may not everything they say they have in them. And even worse, they’ll have a few extras that aren’t on this that could potentially harm you.
“Mislabeling, contamination and false advertising are illegal,” said NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “They also pose unacceptable risks to New York families — especially those with allergies to hidden ingredients.”