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VIDEO: GNC reaches deal with NY Attorney General over Herbal Plus products

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(KHQ.COM)-  GNC has agreed to implement stricter testing procedures for herbal supplements that far exceed Federal Drug Administration requirements.  The action comes after New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accused GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens of selling supplements that couldn't be verified to contain the labeled substance or were found to contain ingredients not listed on the labels.

On Monday, Schneiderman announced GNC will start DNA barcoding within 18 months to confirm the authenticity of all plants used as sources for its herbal supplements prior to processing.

GNC will also test for allergen contamination before and after production and will prominently disclose in its stores and on its website if a supplement product was derived from whole herbs or extracts.



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