Popular herbal supplements under fire for crucial missing ingred - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Popular herbal supplements under fire for crucial missing ingredients

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ALBANY, NY (AP) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says an ongoing investigation by his office has found numerous store brand herbal supplements aren't what their labels claim to be.

Schneiderman says his office has sent letters to four major retailers concerning supplements that either couldn't be verified to contain the labeled substance or that contained ingredients not listed on the label.

The retailers are GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens. The products include echinacea, ginseng, St. John's wort, ginkgo biloba and saw palmetto.

DNA testing ordered by the state found four out of five bottles of the supplements didn't contain any of the herbal ingredients on the label.

Schneiderman asked the companies to provide detailed information on production, processing, testing and quality control for herbal supplements sold at their stores.

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