Two months after the attorney general’s office found foreign plant ingredients in a line of herbal supplements, Eric Schneiderman announced a deal on Monday to put GNC’s herbal supplements back on shelves statewide.
Schneiderman’s office sent cease and desist letters to GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens in early February after an investigation by his office couldn’t find identifiable genetic material in the plants advertised on the labels of GNC’s Herbal Plus products.
The agreement requires GNC to perform DNA barcoding on the active plant ingredients used in the supplements, as well as allergen testing and alerting consumers that the extracts are chemically processed. The agreement requires the testing and labelling in GNC’s 6,000 stores across the country, according to Schneiderman’s office.
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GNC said in a statement Monday that the lawsuits filed by Schneiderman are “completely without merit,” the AP reported.