WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 29 that Riddhi USA Inc. and owner Mohd M. Alam have been enjoined by a federal court from distributing dietary supplements that are allegedly adulterated and misbranded.

“The injunction entered demonstrates the Department of Justice’s continuing efforts to protect consumers from adulterated and misbranded dietary supplements,” Chad A. Readler, acting assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, said in a statement. “The Department of Justice will continue to work with FDA to ensure that dietary supplement manufacturers provide accurate information about what is in their products.”

According to a complaint first issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Riddhi and Alam manufactured, prepared, labeled, packed, held and distributed dietary supplements using business practices that did not comply with manufacturing practice regulations. The defendants allegedly failed to establish product specifications, properly test certain ingredients, and create rules for quality control.

“[this] consent decree shows we will make every effort to ensure that dietary supplement manufacturers comply with good manufacturing practices,” Richard Donoghue, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in a statement. “This office is committed to safeguarding consumers from adulterated and misbranded dietary supplements.”

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