PFC’s statement regarding recent NY Attorney General’s supplement investigation
On February 2, 2015, the New York Attorney General issued a ‘Cease and Desist Order’ to four large chain stores, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Target and GNC, regarding sales of their private (store) label herbal dietary supplements. Testing conducted by the NY Attorney General’s Office showed that a significant percentage (in some cases up to 80%) of supplements purchased did not contain primary ingredients listed on the product’s label and in some cases, contained undeclared ingredients which may pose allergen risks to consumers. This proclamation has many consumers worried and manufacturers’ scrambling to release statements on this important subject.
In response to this recent action, our PFC supplement brand manufacturer, Vitamer, owned by Nexgen Pharma, has issued a statement to share with our consumers confirming their integrity and commitment to practices and systems that ensure accuracy of labels and testing of ingredients. People’s Food Co-op is committed to providing the highest quality product manufactured with the strictest standards to our customers. PFC has partnered with Vitamer for decades because of their commitment to quality products and manufacturing standards.
If you should have any additional questions regarding PFC’s private label supplements or the action taken by the NY Attorney General please reach out to the La Crosse (ext. 2070) or Rochester (ext. 3070) Wellness Teams.
Link to Nexgen Pharma statement here.
Link to NY Times article here.