Sunday, October 04, 2015

Sunset Natural Products ordered to stop making or selling dietary supplement products

A Florida judge has barred a Florida dietary supplements maker from doing business until it cleans up its act.

The consent decree of permanent injunction was issued against Sunset Natural Products Inc. and its two owners, Teresa Martinez (a.k.a. Teresa Martinez-Arroyo) and Elsy Cruz, for manufacturing and distributing adulterated dietary supplements at its facility located in Miami, Florida.

The decree was entered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on the strength of a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, which alleged the company operates under conditions that do not meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements.

Under the terms of the consent decree, the company will not be allowed to manufacture or sell dietary supplement products until the FDA has determined that the business is in compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.