FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - Tainted Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements

Dec 15, 2010, 13:20 ET from U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken new steps to keep consumers safe from harmful products that are marketed as dietary supplements and that contain undeclared or deceptively labeled ingredients.

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In addition, FDA has scheduled an Online Chat for Monday, Dec. 20, to discuss these products, which are often promoted for weight loss, sexual enhancement, and bodybuilding.

For more details, including information on how to join the Chat, go to http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm236774.htm.

For photos of tainted products marketed as dietary supplements, go to:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fdaphotos/sets/72157625502079212/

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