news September 7, 2022

Coca leaf powder importer dinged over claims without reference to possible cocaine content

An importer of coca leaf powder has been taken to task by the US Food and Drug Administration over disease claims associated with the ingredient. But the warning letter had noting to say about the products’ legal status.

Attorney Ivan Wasserman, said the peculiar position of coca leaves as a quasi foodstuff might have forestalled FDA from mentioning the NDI Notification provision in the warning letter, which has been a frequent addition in letters of this type.

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