Three Wisconsin companies have agreed to stop
manufacturing dietary supplements after a federal
complaint alleged the products were misbranded, according
to the U.S. Department of Justice.
agency said the complaint was filed Friday against Atrium
Inc., Aspen Group Inc. and Nutri-Pak of Wisconsin Inc.,
along with the owners of the three Wautoma-based firms.
complaint alleges the products did not identify the part
of the plant from which the ingredients were derived, did
not list the number of servings per container and failed
to identify the serving size, a news outlet reported.
manufactured by the firms included Atrium brands
Chole-Sterin, Di-Acid Stim, Ocu-Comp and Super-Flex; Aspen
brand Flexile-Plus; and Nutri-Pak brands Glucobiotic
Supreme and Ocu-Comp.
dietary supplements that do not follow U.S. Food and Drug
Administration regulations "put the public at
risk," Benjamin C. Mizer, head of the Justice
Department's Civil Division, said in a news release.
decree requires that if manufacturing of the supplements
is to resume, the FDA must first determine that the
companies' manufacturing practices have come into
compliance with the law.
proposed consent decree is awaiting court approval.