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KILLER_CLOWN
06-07-2011, 11:08 PM
FDA sends US marshals to seize elderberry juice concentrate, deems it ‘unapproved drug’

Jonathan Benson
Natural News
June 7, 2011

Wyldewood Cellars, a Kansas-based producer and distributor of elderberry juice, is the latest raid target of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which recently sent US marshals to the company’s winery in Mulvane to confiscate the “unapproved drug.” According to the rogue agency, Wyldewood had violated provisions in the US Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) that restrict health claims for food items, warranting the sudden invasion.

According to Barry Grissom, US Attorney for Kansas, the FDA sent a warning letter to Wyldewood in 2006 to remove or modify certain health claims that it said were in violation of federal law, but the company did not comply. FDA officials claim that Wyldewood continued to make unapproved claims, and that seizing the product was the next step.

However, John Brewer, co-founder of Wyldewood, says that after receiving the initial FDA warning letter, his company hired a consultant familiar with FDA regulations to help his company reword their product descriptions. After making the appropriate changes, and clarifying that the elderberry products in question were supplements, Brewer says his company had done what it needed to in order to be in compliance.

“We haven’t heard anything from (the FDA) since,” he told reporters, noting that following the changes up until the raid, the FDA had ceased communicating with Wyldewood. “They’ve been in our facility multiple times. It’s like, ‘C’mon guys, we changed our label, we changed everything we thought we were supposed to do.’ And then they show up and do this. (Supplements) seems to be one of their hot buttons these days.”

This tactic, of course, has become all too common in recent years. A company receives a warning letter from the FDA, makes the appropriate changes, never hears anything further from the FDA, and out of nowhere gets raided. Such actions on behalf of the FDA are ultimately unwarranted and illegal, and the offended parties have every right to sue the agency for damages.

“You think you are doing things correctly, and there hasn’t been any word, and all of a sudden you get this,” said Brewer to The Kansas City Star.

To learn more about the legitimate health benefits of elderberry, visit:

http://www.naturalnews.com/elderberry.html

Sources for this story include:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fda-seizes-elderberry-juice-concentrate-at-kansas-company-123112293.html

http://www.kansas.com/2011/06/04/1877976/elderberry-juice-seized-at-winery.html

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/06/03/2924919/feds-seize-elderberry-juice-from.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/032631_elderberry_juice_FDA_raid.html

FAX
06-07-2011, 11:42 PM
Most naturopaths believe that elderberries are extremely good for your health ... a miracle drug, almost. Elixirs made from elderberries have been around for thousands of years.

It's interesting that people were able to source, prepare, and deliver "natural" medicines pretty effectively until science got involved. Now, the same molecules artificially created in the lab or through Recombinant RDNA technologies get approval while the leaves and roots and stems and bark and berries and nuts and stuff get outlawed.

As for the claims made by the purveyors of supplements, pharma makes outrageous claims all the time. In fact, a high percentage of top-selling pharmaceuticals have no known or understood mode of action. Therefore, any claims made by the manufacturer are ... well ... a form of fantasy.

It's completely ass-backwards.

I read Geronimo's auto-biography a few weeks ago and he talks about how his tribe knew how to find, prepare, and administer medicines that were highly effective. That art is now mostly lost. Yet, we find ourselves circling back around all the time. A good example is an osteoporosis medication that is a synthetically created salmon calcitonin ... a hormone found in ... wait for it ... salmon. Remove the ultimobranchial gland (which produces the hormone) from a salmon and sell it and you're breaking the law. Create the molecule from scratch and you're golden with the feds.

It's a crazy world.

FAX

bowener
06-08-2011, 12:05 AM
Most naturopaths believe that elderberries are extremely good for your health ... a miracle drug, almost. Elixirs made from elderberries have been around for thousands of years.

It's interesting that people were able to source, prepare, and deliver "natural" medicines pretty effectively until science got involved. Now, the same molecules artificially created in the lab or through Recombinant RDNA technologies get approval while the leaves and roots and stems and bark and berries and nuts and stuff get outlawed.

As for the claims made by the purveyors of supplements, pharma makes outrageous claims all the time. In fact, a high percentage of top-selling pharmaceuticals have no known or understood mode of action. Therefore, any claims made by the manufacturer are ... well ... a form of fantasy.

It's completely ass-backwards.

I read Geronimo's auto-biography a few weeks ago and he talks about how his tribe knew how to find, prepare, and administer medicines that were highly effective. That art is now mostly lost. Yet, we find ourselves circling back around all the time. A good example is an osteoporosis medication that is a synthetically created salmon calcitonin ... a hormone found in ... wait for it ... salmon. Remove the ultimobranchial gland (which produces the hormone) from a salmon and sell it and you're breaking the law. Create the molecule from scratch and you're golden with the feds.

It's a money world.

FAX

FYP

BIG_DADDY
06-08-2011, 12:14 AM
They are just looking out for our best interest you dumbass. Now go be a good little rat and catch up on your families vaccine schedule.

KILLER_CLOWN
06-08-2011, 12:24 AM
They are just looking out for our best interest you dumbass. Now go be a good little rat and catch up on your families vaccine schedule.

LMAO

Jidar couldn't have stated that better. ;)

Fishpicker
06-08-2011, 12:42 AM
crazy. Wyldewood is 20 minutes away from me. their juices are the only thing worth buying there. most of the wines they make there taste worse than Manischewitz.

BIG_DADDY
06-08-2011, 12:43 AM
LMAO

Jidar couldn't have stated that better. ;)

Whatever happened to Jitard? Last time I saw him he had resorted to hurling everything he could at my 3 year old boy. That guy was a class act.

KILLER_CLOWN
06-08-2011, 12:43 AM
Whatever happened to Jitard? Last time I saw him he had resorted to hurling everything he could at my 3 year old boy. That guy was a class act.

Probably a vaccine overdose.

AndChiefs
06-08-2011, 06:46 AM
Most naturopaths believe that elderberries are extremely good for your health ... a miracle drug, almost. Elixirs made from elderberries have been around for thousands of years.

It's interesting that people were able to source, prepare, and deliver "natural" medicines pretty effectively until science got involved. Now, the same molecules artificially created in the lab or through Recombinant RDNA technologies get approval while the leaves and roots and stems and bark and berries and nuts and stuff get outlawed.

As for the claims made by the purveyors of supplements, pharma makes outrageous claims all the time. In fact, a high percentage of top-selling pharmaceuticals have no known or understood mode of action. Therefore, any claims made by the manufacturer are ... well ... a form of fantasy.

It's completely ass-backwards.

I read Geronimo's auto-biography a few weeks ago and he talks about how his tribe knew how to find, prepare, and administer medicines that were highly effective. That art is now mostly lost. Yet, we find ourselves circling back around all the time. A good example is an osteoporosis medication that is a synthetically created salmon calcitonin ... a hormone found in ... wait for it ... salmon. Remove the ultimobranchial gland (which produces the hormone) from a salmon and sell it and you're breaking the law. Create the molecule from scratch and you're golden with the feds.

It's a crazy world.

FAX

Your use of Geronimo's name was NOT appropriate! :)

But seriously, I agree with your post.

banyon
06-08-2011, 07:12 AM
FDA requests seizure of Wyldewood Cellars’ elderberry juice

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/jun/03/fda-requests-seizure-wyldewood-cellars-elderberry-/

By Shaun Hittle

June 3, 2011, 4:00 p.m. Updated June 3, 2011, 5:08 p.m.



The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested the seizure of an elderberry juice product distributed by Wyldewood Cellars, Inc., based in Peck, Kan.

The seizure request occurred after a complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court of Kansas. The complaint alleged that Wyldewood, which operates a store in Lawrence at 835 Mass., continued to make unproven claims about its product, including that the juice could treat or prevent AIDS, diabetes and the flu, according to a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

But there are no allegations that the product is harmful, and it can still be ingested.

John Brewer, president of Wyldewood, said the products that are still in stores can be sold, but the company is prohibited from distributing any more of the product until changes are made to labels and other sales material.

durtyrute
06-08-2011, 07:30 AM
Another government agency thats there for the people

Saulbadguy
06-08-2011, 07:46 AM
crazy. Wyldewood is 20 minutes away from me. their juices are the only thing worth buying there. most of the wines they make there taste worse than Manischewitz.

They are truly awful.

mikey23545
06-08-2011, 07:55 AM
FDA requests seizure of Wyldewood Cellars’ elderberry juice

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/jun/03/fda-requests-seizure-wyldewood-cellars-elderberry-/

By Shaun Hittle

June 3, 2011, 4:00 p.m. Updated June 3, 2011, 5:08 p.m.



The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested the seizure of an elderberry juice product distributed by Wyldewood Cellars, Inc., based in Peck, Kan.

The seizure request occurred after a complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court of Kansas. The complaint alleged that Wyldewood, which operates a store in Lawrence at 835 Mass., continued to make unproven claims about its product, including that the juice could treat or prevent AIDS, diabetes and the flu, according to a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

But there are no allegations that the product is harmful, and it can still be ingested.

John Brewer, president of Wyldewood, said the products that are still in stores can be sold, but the company is prohibited from distributing any more of the product until changes are made to labels and other sales material.

You're one of them, aren't you?

You can always tell by the vaccination mark on the upper arm...

KILLER_CLOWN
06-08-2011, 08:31 AM
FDA requests seizure of Wyldewood Cellars’ elderberry juice

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/jun/03/fda-requests-seizure-wyldewood-cellars-elderberry-/

By Shaun Hittle

June 3, 2011, 4:00 p.m. Updated June 3, 2011, 5:08 p.m.



The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested the seizure of an elderberry juice product distributed by Wyldewood Cellars, Inc., based in Peck, Kan.

The seizure request occurred after a complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court of Kansas. The complaint alleged that Wyldewood, which operates a store in Lawrence at 835 Mass., continued to make unproven claims about its product, including that the juice could treat or prevent AIDS, diabetes and the flu, according to a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

But there are no allegations that the product is harmful, and it can still be ingested.

John Brewer, president of Wyldewood, said the products that are still in stores can be sold, but the company is prohibited from distributing any more of the product until changes are made to labels and other sales material.

Save me FDA, you're my only hope!
Save me FDA, you're my only hope!
Save me FDA, you're my only hope!

Dave Lane
06-08-2011, 08:38 AM
So seized = the same as change labels before distribution?

Got it. :thumb:

KILLER_CLOWN
06-08-2011, 08:41 AM
So seized = the same as change labels before distribution?

Got it. :thumb:

Racist!

HonestChieffan
06-08-2011, 01:08 PM
Either you have regulation or you don't. No matter if its some flake making a claim to cure a disease or a drug company...you claim a disease cure, you are required to have data to support the claim.

FYI Elderberries are super easy to grow, the juice is awesome and the wine can be outstanding. It can make you temporarily blind as a bat and crazy as Cooter Brown. But it wears off.

Pitt Gorilla
06-08-2011, 01:14 PM
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