Company also warned for product labels that do not repeat all required information in both languages used on the label
Editor's Note: FDA sent this warning letter to Salud Natural Entrepreneurs for marketing aloe products with drug claims, including, "Analgesic," "Anti-inflammatory," "Antiviral," and "Antimicrobial." FDA also warns the company for labeling violations, including labels containing information in two languages, but not repeating all required information in both languages. The warning letter notes that FDA is unable to assess the adequacy of changes made to address alleged cGMP violations because of a lack of documentation.
Recent class action lawsuits for aloe vera products may have retailers rethinking the importance of third-party certification for the products that they sell – just ask CVS or Target.
Target has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging its Up & Up Aloe Vera Gel product contains no actual aloe.
Plaintiff Susan Nazari of Sacramento, Calif., claims she relied on the Up & Up Aloe Vera Gel product labeling when she made the decision to purchase the product.
According to the aloe vera class action lawsuit, she would not have purchased the product if she had known it did not actually contain aloe.
Aloe vera gel comes from the aloe plant and is used to moisturize and soothe skin.
Kew scientists turn to crowdfunding to solve mystery of 2,000 year old aloe vera plant
Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are taking the unprecedented step of crowdfunding for pioneering research into one of the most commonly used ingredients in our shopping basket; Aloe vera.
Emergence of Innovative, HIgh-Quality and Cost Effective Products Ramping Up Adoption
Aloe vera extracts are gaining traction as an essential ingredient in food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, with global volume to surpass 60,720.4 tonnes in 2016 end, representing revenues worth US$ 1.6 billion.
Demand for aloe vera extracts for manufacturing aloe vera gels, cosmetics products, juices, and yogurts will continue its upward momentum in 2016 as well. The all-pervasive health and wellness trend will also boost positive sentiment on aloe vera, with wide-ranging applications in low-calorie fruit juice and packaged drinking water opening up new avenues of growth.
Cosmetics, the largest end-use sector for aloe vera extracts, will account for over 45% of global demand in 2016, with annual volumes totalling 27,458.5 tonnes - an increase of 6% over 2015.
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a notice of
emergency action on Monday April 18 that will affect Proposition 65 warnings
required for foods that present an exposure to bisphenol A (BPA).
Products Contain Artificial Ingredients Such as Dimethicone and Phenoxyethanol
Four companies that market "all natural" or "100% natural" skin care products, shampoos, and sunscreens have agreed to settle FTC charges that allege their products contain synthetic ingredients. An FTC spokesperson said that other companies should "take a lesson" from these cases and that all natural means "no artificial ingredients or chemicals." Proposed consent orders prohibit the companies from misrepresenting products as all natural or 100% natural and require the companies to have reliable evidence to support any product claims they make. FTC also issued a complaint against a fifth company for making similar claims.