SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A dietary supplement manufacturer and distributor in Fremont, California, is alleged to have introduced adulterated products into commerce.

The United States of America filed a complaint on Sept. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division against Custompax Inc. and Cedric P. Ling citing the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges a Food and Drug Administration inspection in May 2016 determined that the defendants failed to "conduct appropriate tests or examinations to determine compliance with specifications for identity, purity, strength and composition" and other counts, the suit states. The plaintiff alleges that the defendants distribute adulterated products into interstate commerce.

The plaintiff seeks injunction, enjoin the defendant, authorize the plaintiff to inspect defendants' facility and records, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Gabriel H. Scannapieco of Consumer Protection Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California case number 5:17-cv-05269-SVK

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