Enforcement Actions: Weight Loss

FDA has identified certain tainted weight loss products masquerading as “dietary supplements” that contain undeclared ingredients and, in some cases, prescription drugs in amounts that can greatly exceed maximum recommended dosages.

Some of the products claim to be "natural" or to contain only "herbal" ingredients, but actually contain potentially harmful ingredients not listed on the product labels or in promotional advertisements. These products have not been approved by FDA, are illegal, and may be potentially harmful to unsuspecting consumers. These rogue companies erode consumer confidence, are violating the law and are a black mark on all the companies that are producing high quality, safe dietary supplement products. Below is a list of actions taken by FDA against such products.

More information from fda:

Tainted weight loss products

FDA & Weight Loss Products: Consumer Alerts

Questions and Answers about FDA’s Initiative Against Contaminated Weight Loss Products

 

list of products with fda enforcement actions:

Product Name
Company
Date
Action Taken
RegeneSlim Appetite Control Capsules Purchased by and distributed through a direct sales force within the United States and Puerto Rico, and through online sales, for both personal consumption and retail sales. 08/07/14 Recall
24 Ince Product promoted and sold on various websites and in some retail stores. 07/08/14 Public Notification
Trim-Fast Slimming Softgel Product promoted and sold on various websites and in some retail stores. 07/08/14 Public Notification
Lingzhi Cleansed Slim Tea Product promoted and sold on various websites and in some retail stores. 07/08/14 Public Notification
Lipo 8 Burn Slim Capsules Product promoted and sold on various websites and in some retail stores. 07/08/14 Public Notification
Mix Fruit Slimming Product promoted and sold on various websites and in some retail stores. 07/08/14 Public Notification
Sliming (sic) Diet By Pretty White Product promoted and sold on various websites and in some retail stores. 07/08/14 Public Notification
Toxin Discharged Tea Product promoted and sold on various websites and in some retail stores. 06/17/14 Public Notification
Sport Burner Product promoted and sold on various websites and in some retail stores. 06/17/14 Public Notification
Sliming Diet Product promoted and sold on various websites and in some retail stores. 06/17/14 Public Notification
La Jiao Shou Shen Product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.slimbeautyusa.com and in some retail stores. 06/10/14 Public Notification
Bangkok Pills Product promoted and sold on various websites and in some retail stores. 06/08/14 Consumer Warning
B-Perfect Product promoted and sold for weight loss on www.icanb-perfect.com and possibly sold in some retail stores. 06/05/14 Public Notification
Asset Bold Product promoted and sold on various websites and in some retail stores. 05/16/14 Public Notification
Asset Bee Pollen Product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.assetcapsules4u.com, and in some retail stores. 05/12/14 Public Notification
African Black Ant, Black Ant, and Mojo Risen Eugene Oregon Inc. 05/05/14 Voluntary Recall
Slim Trim U Product promoted and sold for weight loss and sold on various websites and in some retail stores. 05/05/14 Public Notification
Natural Body Solution Product promoted and sold for weight loss and sold on various websites and in some retail stores. 05/05/14 Public Notification
LiteFit USA Bacai Inc. 04/29/14 Voluntary Recall
Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen Manufactured by Guangzhou Zi Xiu Tang Biotechnology Co., Ltd. It is offered for sale on the Internet, and it can be found in various retail stores, spas and fitness centers. In addition, licensed health care professionals have promoted the product. 04/17/14 Consumer Warning
Lite Fit USA Product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.herbsultimate.com, and in some retail stores. 04/10/14 Public Notification
Infinity Product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, and in some retail stores. 04/10/14 Public Notification
Thinogenics Products Nature's Universe 04/09/14 Worldwide Recall
New You Product promoted and sold for weight loss and sold on various websites and in some retail stores. 04/02/14 Public Notification
Bella Vi Brand Pure Edge Nutrition LLC 03/26/14 Voluntary Nationwide Recall
Super Fat Burner, Maxi Gold and Esmeralda New Life Nutritional Center 03/25/14 Voluntary Nationwide Recall
Vitaccino Coffee Product promoted and sold on various websites and in some retail stores 03/19/14 Public Notification
Fat Burner HCA America Bysilver Pharmaceutical Co. 02/06/14 Consumer Warning
Magic Slim, Fruta Bio, SlimEasy, Super Fat Burning Bomb, Slim Xtreme, Meizi Evolution, Meizitang Strong Version Botanical Slimming, Jianfeijindan Activity Girl, and Japan Hokkaido Cangye Phamacy Co., LTD Japanese Chinese Formula pill for weight reduction MyNicKnaxs LLC 02/04/14 Voluntary Nationwide and International Recall
Reduce Weight Fruta Planta MyNicKnaxs LLC 02/04/14 Voluntary Nationwide and International Recall
Dr. Ming's Chinese Capsule, Magic Slim, and Dream Body Slimming Capsule Slim Beauty USA 01/31/14 Warning Letter
Mega Slim Herbal Appetite Management YoungYou International 01/30/14 Voluntary Recall
Citrus Fit Gold Product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.citrusfit.com, and in some retail stores. 01/28/14 Public Notification
Tonic Life BP Product promoted and sold for weight loss and sold on various websites, including www.tonic-life-products.com, and in some retail stores 01/28/14 Public Notification
Thinogenics Product promoted and sold for weight loss and sold on various websites, including www.easy2loseweight.com, and in some retail stores 01/28/14 Public Notification
Hot Detox Promoted and sold for weight loss and sold on various websites, including www.hotdetoxllc.com, and in some retail stores 01/28/14 Public Notification
Dream Body Slimming Capsule Product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.slimbeautyusa.com, and in some retail stores. 01/21/14 Public Notification
Magic Slim Product promoted and sold for weight loss and sold on various websites, including www.slimbeautyusa.com, and in some retail stores. 01/21/14 Public Notification
Asset Extreme Plus Product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.allnaturalbeelievers.com, and in some retail stores. 12/19/13 Public Notification
Meizitang Citrus Product is promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and in some retail stores. 12/19/13 Public Notification
Sliming Diet Berry Plus Product is promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and in some retail stores. 12/19/13 Public Notification
Asset Extreme product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.assetcapsules4u.com, and in some retail stores. 12/19/13 Public Notification
SlimEasy Herbs Capsule Product is promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and in some retail stores. 12/19/13 Public Notification
7 Days Herbal Slim Product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.suncoastspaequipment.com, and in some retail stores. 12/19/13 Public Notification
Dr. Ming's Chinese Capsule Product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.slimbeautyusa.com, and in some retail stores. 12/19/13 Public Notification
Zanocap Capsules Stone Independent Reseach Inc. 12/13/13 Recall
Burn 7 Capsules Deseo Rebajar Inc. 12/23/13 Voluntary Recall
Adipotrim XT Deseo Rebajar Inc. 11/19/13 Voluntary Puerto Rico Recall
SlimExtra Herbal Capsules Product is promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and in some retail stores. 11/21/13 Public Notification
Diet Master Product is promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and in some retail stores. 11/21/13 Public Notification
Super Slim Promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.bonanza.com, and in some retail stores. 11/21/13 Public Notification
“1 Day Diet” Product is promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and in some retail stores. 11/21/13 Public Notification
Body Beauty 5 Days Slimming Coffee Product is promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and in some retail stores. 11/21/13 Public Notification
Slim Max Product is promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and in some retail stores. 11/20/13 Public Notification
Jimpness Beauty Fat Loss Capsules Promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.jimpness.net. 11/07/13 Public Notification
Goodliness Fat-Reducing Product is promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and in some retail stores. 11/05/13 Public Notification
Perfect Body Solutions and Burn 7 Product is promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and in some retail stores. 10/10/13 Public Notification
Bella Vi Insane Amp’d and Bella Vi Amp’d Up These products are promoted for weight loss and sold on various websites, including www.pureedgenutrition.com and www.newedgenutrition.com, as well as in retail stores. 10/10/13 Public Notification
Slim Fortune, Lidiy, and Slim Expert B@B Trade Inc. 10/07/13 Voluntary Recall
Dr. Mao Slimming Capsules Product is promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and in some retail stores. 10/10/13 Public Notification
Be Inspired Product is promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.beinspirednaturally.com, and in some retail stores. 10/10/13 Public Notification
Oxy Elite Pro and VERSA-1 USP Labs 10/11/13 Warning Letter
“收腹提臀果香型减肥胶囊 ”or “Shou Fu Ti Tun Guo Xiang Xing Jian Fei Jiao Nang” (translates – Abdomen Hips Fruit Flavored Slimming Capsules) also known as “Сокращать живот и повышать 3ад” (translates – Reducing Belly and Lifting the Buttocks) Product is promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites, including www.instantslim.org, and in some retail stores. 09/17/13 Public Notification
Creafuse Powder Grape Lot# GE4568 and Creafuse Powder Fruit Punch Lot #GE4570, packaged in a white, 600 gram container with an expiration date of 2/2015 GE Pharma LLC 09/12/13 Recall
Ortiga sold on multiple websites, including www.ebay.com, and in some retail stores 08/22/13 Public Notification
Esbelder Man Capsules, Esbelder Fem Capsules, and Esbelder Siloutte Capsules Herbal Give Care LLC 08/16/13 Voluntary Recall
Best Slim CTV Best Group Inc. 08/03/13 Voliuntary Recall
Quick Thin and Bethel Advance Bethel Nutritional Consulting, Inc. 08/05/13 Expanded Voluntary Recall
Healthy Life Chemistry Purity First B-50 07/26/13 Consumer Warning
Esbelin siloutte te
Esbelin siloutte Herbal Blend with L-Carnitine (30 capsules)
Herbal Give Care LLC 07/19/13 Recall
JaDera
Xiyouji Qingzhi
Dolphin Intertrade Corp. 05/21/13 Recall
Meizi Evolution sold online on various websites including www.ebay.com and in some retail stores 06/27/13 Public Notification
Strawberry Balance sold online on various websites and in some retail stores 06/27/13 Public Notification
Paiyouji Plus sold online on various websites and in some retail stores 06/17/13 Public Notification
Fruit & Plant Slimming sold online on various websites and in some retail stores 06/17/13 Public Notification
Fat Zero sold online on various websites and in some retail stores 06/17/13 Public Notification
Extreme Body Slim sold online on various websites and in some retail stores 06/17/13 Public Notification
Bethel 30 sold online on various websites including www.bethel30.com and in some retail stores 06/10/13 Public Notification
XIYOUJI QUNGZHI CAPSULE sold online on various websites including www.jadera.net. 06/10/13 Public Notification
Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen Capsules
Ultimate Formula Bee Pollen Capsules
Zi Xiu Tang Success 05/14/13 Warning Letter
MAXILOSS Weight Advanced Blue Promoted and sold on various websites including www.extremevitaminworld.com and www.dreamlifeweightloss.com 04/04/13 Public Notification
Maxiloss Weight Advanced Softgels Olaax Corp. 02/21/13 Recall
SlimXtreme
SlimXtreme Gold
SlimPlus
SlimLee
GelSlim
SlimDrops
Colonew
Globe All Wellness, LLC 02/14/13 News Release
MAXILOSS Weight Advanced Promoted and sold on various websites including www.dreamlifeweightloss.com and retail stores 01/08/13 Public Notification
SLIMDIA Revolution Promoted and sold on various websites including www.pinkfatty.com and in some retail stores 12/20/2012 Public Notification
Japan Hokkaido Slimming Weight Loss Pills Promoted and sold on various websites including www.ebay.com 11/08/12 Public Notification
Beautiful Slim Body Promoted and sold on various websites including www.houseofmonet.com 11/08/2012 Public Notification
Japan Hokkaido Slimming Weight Loss Pills Promoted and sold on various websites including www.ebay.com 11/08/2012 Public Notification
Brazilian Slimming Coffee Best Share Green Coffee 11/08/2012 Public Notification
Tianji True Slim AmericaQualityHerbs.com 10/4/2012 Public Notification
Classic Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen Capsules
Ultimate Formula Capsules
Zi Xui Tang Success, LLC 10/24/2012 Voluntary Recall
ACTRA-Sx 500 Capsules Body Basics 9/18/2012 Recall
Mojo Nights
Mojo Nights for Her
Evol Nutrition Associates Inc. 8/23/2012 Recall
Japan Rapid Weight Loss Diet Pills Green www.amazon.com
distributed by Xiushentang
4/03/2012 News Release
Japan Weight Loss Blue Distributed by: Vitaminbestbuy.com 2/18/2012 News Release
SlimXtreme
ViaXtreme
Global All Wellness, LLC 2/6/2012 Warning Letter

Mince Belle Dietary Supplement
PERFECT Men Dietary Supplement
EVERLAX Dietary Supplement
EVER Slim Dietary Supplement
Herbal Drink Acai-man Mangosteen Dietary Supplement
EVER SLIM Shake Mix Dietary Supplement Strawberry
EVER SLIM Shake Mix Dietary Supplement Chocolate

Healthy People Co. 2/3/2012 Recall
Slimforte Slimming Capsules
Slimforte Slimming Coffee
Botanical Slimming Soft Gel
Intercharm Inc.
07/25/11 Recall
Celerite Slimming Capsules
Celerite Slimming Tea
Shaping Beauty, Inc.
H & S GMP Factory
07/14/11 Warning Letter
Counterfeit Alli
2 Day Diet
Superslim
Meitzitang
Shengyang Zhou 06/03/11 Court Order
Slim Xtreme Herbal Slimming Capsule Globe All Wellness 05/10/11 News Release
Quick Action Slim Tea God's Garden Pharmacy 05/04/11 Warning Letter
CELERITE Slimming Tea Shaping Beauty, Inc. 03/15/11 Recall
Svelte 30 Svelte 30 Nutritional Consultants 02/09/11 Recall
CELERITE Slimming Capsules Shaping Beauty, Inc. 01/24/11 Recall
Fruta Planta
Reduce Weight Fruta Planta
Reduce Wieght
PRock Marketing, LLC
Godi International, Corp.
12/30/10
01/31/11
Recall
Recall
Leptin Green Coffee 800
Leptin Slimming Coffee
MyLeptin Weight Loss Jelly
Lose Weight Coffee
Bruce Imports 12/09/10 Recall
Weight and Blood Fat Reducing Coffee
Coffee Fast
Tek Shing Trading Pty Limited 11/30/10 Recall
Moti Angel Coffee
Moti Group Australia 11/11/10 Recall
Meridia Abbott Laboratories 10/08/10 Recall
AcaiPure Central Coast Nutraceuticals, Inc.
iLife Health and Wellness LLC
Simply Naturals LLC
Health Beauty Solutions LLC
Fit for Life LLC
08/16/10 Court Order
Que She Distributed via:
Online: Bouncing Bear Botanicals
Retail outlets, including: Sacred Journey in Lawrence, Kansas
08/08/10 News Release
Solo Slim® and Solo Slim® Extra Strength EZVille, Ltd. 08/06/10 Recall
Joyful Slim J & H Besta Corp. 07/22/10 Recall
Slim-30 Herb Supplement J & H Besta Corp. 07/16/10 Recall
Accelis
nanoSLIM
Iovate Health Sciences U.S.A. 07/14/10 Court Order
Xenical
Alli
  05/26/10 News Release
Lipodissolve (aka mesotherapy, lipozap, lipotherapy, or injection lipolysis)
phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate
Monarch Medspa, King of Prussia, PA; Spa 35, Boise, ID; Medical Cosmetic Enhancements, Chevy Chase, MD.; Innovative Directions in Health, Edina, MN.; PURE Med Spa, Boca Raton, FLl.; and All About You Med Spa, Madison, IN.
zipmed.net and mesoone.com
04/07/10 New Release
YI SHOU Ultimate Fat Burner 400mg capsules and YI SHOU Ultimate Fat Burner Extra Strength 650mg capsules Healthy Body Forero, Inc. 03/15/10 Warning Letter
Lipoban SlimAmerica, Frank Sarcona et. al.
Lipoban Clinic
03/01/10 Court Order
Chinese Diet Tea
Bio-Slim Patch
Bronson Partners, LLC 01/11/10 Court Order
2 Day Diet
2 Day Diet Slim Advance
2x Powerful Slimming
3 Day Diet
3 Days Fit
3x Slimming Power
5x Imelda Perfect Slimming
7 Day Herbal Slim
7 Days Diet
7 Diet
7 Diet Day/Night Formula
8 Factor Diet
Eight Factor Diet
21 Double Slim
24 Hours Diet
999 Fitness Essence
BioEmagrecim
Body Creator
Body Shaping
Body Slimming
Cosmo Slim
Extrim Plus
Extrim Plus 24 Hour Reburn
Fasting Diet
Fatloss Slimming
GMP
Herbal Xenicol
Imelda Fat Reducer
Imelda Perfect Slim
JM Fat Reducer
Lida DaiDaihua
Meili
Meizitang
Miaozi MeiMiaoQianZiJiaoNang
Miaozi Slim Capsules
Natural Model
Perfect Slim  
Perfect Slim 5x
Perfect Slim Up
Phyto Shape
Powerful Slim
ProSlim Plus
Reduce Weihgt
Royal Slimming Formula
Sana Plus
Slim 3 in 1
Slim 3 in 1 Extra Slim Formula
Slim 3 in 1 Extra Slim Waist Formula
Slim 3 in 1 M18 Royal Diet
Slim 3 in 1 Slim Formula
Slim Burn
Slim Express 4 in 1
Slim Express 360
Slim Fast (different from Slim-Fast®)
Slim Tech
Slim Up
Slim Waist Formula
Slim Waistline
Slimbionic
Sliminate
Slimming Formula
Somotrim
Starcaps
Super Fat Burner
Superslim
Super Slimming
Trim 2 Plus
Triple Slim
Venom Hyperdrive 3.0
Waist Strength Formula
Xsvelten
Zhen de Shou
    Consumer Info
Counterfeit "Alli" Sold online auction sites   Warning
Pai You Guo GMP Herbal Products 11/30/09 Recall
Relacore
Akävar 20/50
Basic Research LLC
Carter-Reed LLC
Dynakor Pharmacal LLC
11/02/09 Court Order
Pineapple Fat Reducing Slimming Capsule
Tomato Slimming (Lose Weight)
Slim Up
Fresh Lemon Slimming (Xian Ning Meng Shou Shen)
Slim Quick Result 3 in 1
Perfect Combination Balishou Capsule
Apple Slim
Shoufsy Activity Girl
Platinum Strategies, Inc. 09/23/09 Warning Letter
Supreme Greens Direct Marketing Concepts, Inc.
ITV Direct, Inc.
King Media, Inc.
Triad ML Marketing, Inc.
08/27/09 Court Order
Slimbionic
One Weight Loss Pill
SlimDemand
Botanical Weight Loss
Young You Corporation 07/15/09 Recall
Counterfeit Hoodia gordonii Nutraceuticals International LLC
Stella Labs LLC
04/27/09 Court Action
ProSlim Plus
3 DAYS fit
EIGHT FACTOR DIET
24hours Diet
Slim 3in1 M-18 ROYAL DIET
3X SLIMMING POWER
Extrim Plus 24 Hours RE-BURN Formula
Slim 3in1 EXTRA SLIM FORMULA
Slim 3in1 EXTRA SLIM WAIST FORMULA
SLIM EXPRESS 360º C
SLIM EXPRESS 4in1
ROYAL SLIMMING FORMULA
BODY CREATOR
Slim Waistline (labeling written in Chinese)
BODY SHAPING
Perfect Slim 100% Natural Herbal Essence
IMELDA Perfect Slim
Slim Waist Formula
Super Slimming
2 DAY DIET
Powerful Slim
BODY SHAPING
SUPER FAT BURNER
SLIMMING FORMULA
SLIM FAST 2
SLIM FAST
Slim up
7 DAYS DIET
Perfect Slim U
JM Fat Reducer
SlimBurn
21 Double SLIM
TRIM PLUS 2
Universal ABC Beauty Supply Iternational, Inc. 04/20/09 Recall
For Women Only weight-loss pills
Lite Bites weight-loss food bars and shakes
Bee-Alive Royal Jelly energy supplements
QVC, Inc.   Court Order
Venom HYPERDRIVE 3.0 Applied Lifescience Research Industries Inc. 01/27/09 Warning
ThermaLean
Lipodrene
National Urological Group dbaWarner Laboratories
National Institute for Clinical Weight Loss, Inc.,
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., dba Planet Pharmacy, Global Pharmacy
01/15/09 Court Order
Ab Force Telebrands Corporation
TV Savings LLC
01/14/09 Court Order
Zhen De Shou Fat Loss Capsules Fashion Sanctuary 11/25/08 Recall
Counterfeit Hoodia gordonii Spear Systems, Inc.
Quebec, Inc., dba Q Web
HBE, Inc.
07/15/08 Court Order