Since the beginning of March, federal food and drug regulators have issued warning letters to 64 companies for selling products under claims that they will prevent, treat, mitigate diagnose or cure COVID-19.
To date, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had sent eight of those letters to CBD companies, including:
May 26: CBD Gaze, a Puerto Rico-based companyMay 15: Noetic Nutraceuticals, Columbia, Maryland; in corrective statusMay 7: Agro Terra, d/b/a Patriot Hemp Company, Lyons, ColoradoApril 16: Nova Botanix, d/b/a CanaBD, London, United KingdomApril 7: CBD Online Store, Laguna Hills, California; in corrective statusApril 6: Native Roots Hemp, Algoma, Wisconsin; in corrective statusApril 6: Indigo Naturals, Carmel Valley, CaliforniaMarch 31: Neuro XPF, Las Vegas, Nevada; in corrective status
According to the FDA’s website tracking warning letters to firms marketing products related to coronavirus, the agency continues to actively monitor for “any firms marketing products with fraudulent COVID-19 prevention and treatment claims.
The site includes information for reporting websites that illegally sell human drugs, animal drugs, medical devices, biological products, foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics.
The agency said action against companies making false or misleading claims will include warning letters, product seizures or injunctions against products and firms or individuals who violate the law.
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FDA continues prowl for COVID-19 product claims with warning letter to 8th CBD company