FDA Sends Warning Letter over Health Claims Made on Facebook

May 10, 2011

The letter also accuses the company of making similar disease claims on its own website, www.aloeelite.com.

In a new batch of FDA warning letters posted today, one letter cites a dietary supplement manufacturer for making disease-related claims on its Facebook website.

According to the warning letter, sent to the company Organic Ease Inc. on March 30 regarding its AloeElite supplement, on the company’s Facebook page it claims: “AloeElite is an all-natural supplement used to treat moderate to severe digestive disorders such as Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease, IBS, diverticulitis, and a host of other conditions.” It is unlawful for dietary supplement products to make disease-treatment claims.

The letter also accuses the company of making similar disease claims on its own website, www.aloeelite.com.

*Nutritional Outlook thanks Justin J. Prochnow of Greenberg Traurig LLP for the tip.