As consumers we trust the corporations producing our foods, vitamins, and supplements. It should be enough to read a label to know what is contained within a container. As personal injury attorneys in Buffalo, NY and as consumers we are extremely concerned about the mislabeling of food and food products. Corporations must be held accountable when they mislead the public.
The New York Times has reported that four major retailers have been named by NYS Attorney General and accused of selling potentially dangerous supplements.
GNC, Target, Walgreens, and WalMart all carry their own store brand herbal supplements. The Attorney General has found that 4 out of 5 products did not contain any of the herbs listed on the label. Instead of the labeled herbs, the supplements were full of fillers such as powdered rice, asparagus, and houseplants.
This is a big deal and punishment should be harsh in this writers opinion. Imagine having an allergy and being a diligent label reader. These mislabeled products could kill someone. Also, should corporations be allowed to simply lie to us? This is another example of corporations putting profits over people.