New York Attorney General (AG) Eric Schneiderman is building
a coalition of other state AGs to “crack down on fraud and quality control
issues in the herbal supplement industry.” Already the AGs from Indiana,
Connecticut, and Puerto Rico have reportedly joined Mr. Schneiderman.
Early last month, Mr. Schneiderman sent cease-and-desist
letters to four major national chain retailers, charging them with selling
nutritional supplements that were “deliberately mislabeled” and “potentially
dangerous to public health.” The issue is that DNA barcoding has previously
been shown to be inaccurate by botanical scientists and is not the standard
utilized by the FDA in determining if products are appropriately labeled.
The baseless actions taken by the NY AGs office are a threat
to consumers’ access to supplements. Write to your state’s AG office and tell
them not to join NY in its crusade against dietary supplements!
Don't Join the NY AG's Anti-Supplement Coalition!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]