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Friday, February 27, 2015

The Truth About India Labs that Manufacture Many of the Drugs You Take Daily, the Spices You Put On Your Food, and Moringa Products.



Should you trust products from India? Should you be buying Moringa from foreign countries that has not been tested in the US first? Judge for yourself after reading the links below.

Learn why India products are so contaminated. 

You may not know it but India produces billions of dollars of drugs that you take here in the US. They import billions of dollars of spices, foods, and Moringa into the US.  So it must be safe ...Right?    Wrong!  This article will show you what you don't know about the foods you are buying for your family.

I don't advertise nor use Moringa from India. I try not to buy any foods from  India. If I do buy them personally, they are purchased from a US company who has tested them in a US lab. I research the companies I buy from.

I learned about the problems with India organic certified Moringa  the hard way when we were originally in business in 2007. After getting taken, I learned how naive I was. 

There is hard evidence from many sources showing how the India labs are in constant violation of FDA- GMP (good manufacturing practices).The India labs have been found to falsify records, send out tainted foods, drugs, supplements, and Moringa. 


Those violations impact your health safety. Below are articles directing you to the evidence against buying products from India. Malaysia and China also have similar violations as well.  

These products may be cheaper, but is your health worth the risk?  


Drug production is given more intense inspection than spices, herbs, or Moringa products.  



If they lie about drug data, do you think there is not fraud in their organic inspections and data? Don't put your head in the sand. 


If after reading these articles, you are still buying from India...then you are buying with full knowledge about their lack of ethics in business. You are risking your health!


Why does the FDA keep allowing these products to be imported?

 Cheaper drugs but  at what cost?  Cheaper imported food.

Cheaper labor but at what cost?  

You health is being endangered, because of cheap labor and manufacturing costs. 

 You pick up your prescriptions and never know these facts. You buy spices and Moringa and never consider these facts.

Only 2% of food imports get tested and examined by inspectors  

Too many imports and not enough time or inspections.  So most of your food coming from a foreign country is not inspected before you eat it.  You need to read these articles in full for the information to sink in!

Article on how Long Beach, CA food inspectors can't keep up with flood of imports. Only 2% of your imported food gets examined.  

"In 2010, FDA inspectors physically examined 2.06 percent of all food-related imports. The agency expects only 1.59 percent of all food imports to be examined this year and even less — only 1.47 percent — next year, according to its Office of Regulatory Affairs. - See more at: http://foodsafety.news21.com/2011/imports/border/#sthash.0ihDrVAn.dpuf"
 
"“I’ve had samples where I’ve found rat hair, shrew hair, bat hair … beetles, maggots … all in one sample,” he said. - See 
more at: http://foodsafety.news21.com/2011/imports/border/#sthash.0ihDrVAn.dpuf"

 Why are India foods contaminated? Here is your answer below

India is one of the most polluted countries in the world. There are few environmental regulations. The Ganges river that irrigates thousands of acres of farmlands contains dead bodies, dead animals, severe industrial pollution. That is why the products are contaminated.  Most India foods are not tested for heavy metal poisoning any where in the inspection process.

India's polluted Ganges River threatens people's livelihoods

"Leading water pollution expert B.D. Tripathi of Benares Hindu University described three major Ganges pollution problems: domestic waste, untreated industrial effluent including toxic and heavy metals, and cremation grounds (two in Varanasi alone).

The river runs for some 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles), with more than two dozen major urban centers located on its banks. With many factories and business dumping toxic chemicals into the river, human sewage compounds the situation.

An estimated 3 billion liters (800,000 gallons) of sewage is released into the Ganges each day, of which only a third - according official figures - is processed by treatment plants. Agricultural businesses are also draining the river basin and adding toxic pesticides and fertilizers into the river system."

http://www.dw.de/indias-polluted-ganges-river-threatens-peoples-livelihoods/a-17237276


Articles with links and quotes below: 

I can give you several pages of articles just like these.

Use yahoo. Put in India labs fail FDA inspections. You will see pages of results like this.

These articles do not make the front page...they are found only with correct searches. That is why most of you never saw them. 


Sun Pharmeceutical Lab Fails Lab Tests

http://www.publichealthwatchdog.com/fda-indian-lab-deleted-failed-tests-on-drugs-intended-for-us/
 "Food and Drug Administration documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request indicate that in 2011 a quality-control employee Sun Pharmaceutical IndustriesLtd., an Indian generic drug manufacturer, deleted results of failed purity tests on drugs intended for shipment to the US."

"FDA inspection documents and warning letters reveal that at least 12 Indian drug companies are accused of failing to report data from safety and efficacy tests. The FDA has banned some companies exporting their drugs to the US. India is the second-largest drug exporter to the US.  Indian companies supply many generic drugs and the active ingredients for medicines manufactured in the US, The Mint reports (livemint.com). Manufacturers are responsible for conducting the necessary quality tests; the FDA conducts such tests only when it receives complaints about a drug, Livemint reports."


"The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two warning letters to Indian pharmaceutical manufacturers Apotex and Micro Labs, accusing both of potentially falsifying the data used to show their drugs were made to federal quality standards."

"The letters are similar in nature to nearly a dozen others sent to Indian pharmaceutical manufacturers since May 2013. To date, FDA has sent 15 letters to Indian companies accusing them of violating standards on ensuring data integrity. "

Natural News Article

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/pharmaceuticals-bad-drugs-1242.html

 Quote from the article :"The drugs made it to the United States and were used by uninformed consumers here. The FDA is only now (supposedly) discovering this incident, and its subsequent and ongoing investigations have so far resulted in the uncovering of 5,301 other instances of deleted results on impure drug batches at this particular lab. - 


4. NY Times Article

"NEW DELHI — India, the second-largest exporter of over-the-counter and prescription drugs to the United States, is coming under increased scrutiny by American regulators for safety lapses, falsified drug test results and selling fake medicines."


5. Long Beach, CA food inspectors can't keep up with flood of imports

Article on how Long Beach, CA food inspectors can't keep up with flood of imports. Only 2% of your imported food gets examined.  

"In 2010, FDA inspectors physically examined 2.06 percent of all food-related imports. The agency expects only 1.59 percent of all food imports to be examined this year and even less — only 1.47 percent — next year, according to its Office of Regulatory Affairs. - See more at: http://foodsafety.news21.com/2011/imports/border/#sthash.0ihDrVAn.dpuf"
 
“I’ve had samples where I’ve found rat hair, shrew hair, bat hair … beetles, maggots … all in one sample,” he said. - See more at: http://foodsafety.news21.com/2011/imports/border/#sthash.0ihDrVAn.dpuf"


6. Purus Labs/Dark Cyde Supplements Fail FDA Inspection

"From April 26 through May 19, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspected your dietary supplement facility located at 11370 Pagemill Rd., Dallas, Texas.
In addition to a number of adulteration violations, unapproved new drug violations, and misbranding violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, they add:"


7. FDA says Apotex India plant has faked data for years

"in April, the FDA banned a plant in Bangalore, India, owned by Canadian generic drugmaker Apotex. A warning letter sent Monday by the FDA explains why: Among other issues, it found that the company had deleted data of failed test results and then reported that the batches had passed, a practice the FDA said Apotex had received warnings about during inspections dating back 8 years." 


8. Drug Batch Tainted? Just Hit Delete and Ship It to the U.S. 

"That’s not what happened. Instead, the results of the failed tests were deleted, according to a previously undisclosed account detailed in a November 2013 FDA document obtained by Bloomberg News. The following day, workers used a sample from the same batch that passed the test. That result got entered, and the entire batch was declared clean and ready to ship abroad, eventually to be used by patients in the U.S. The FDA’s computer forensics experts eventually found 5,301 additional deleted results from chromatography tests at the facility." 


Just a few more articles on tainted imports of spices and foods from foreign countries!  Why? Read below:


  1. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-10-30/imported-spices-tainted-with-filth-u-s-fda-says

    Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Insect fragments and animal hairs taint 12 percent of imported spices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a report.


  2. Oct 31, 2013 · Spices are the latest kitchen standby to land on a list of possibly tainted foods. Roughly 7 percent of imported spices tested by the U.S. Food and Drug ...

  3. http://www.isciencetimes.com/articles/5972/20130830/salmonella-spices-contaminated-fda-study-mexico-india.htm  

    Aug 30, 2013 · About seven percent of spices imported from around the world, chiefly from Mexico and India, are contaminated with salmonella, according to a new FDA study.



    Here are More!    

    Study: Indian Spices, Powders Linked with Lead Poisoning...

    1. A study by Boston researchers finds that excess lead may be ingested through commonly used Indian spices and ceremonial powders



    2. https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=tainted+spices+from+India&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

      Oct 31, 2013 · Spice Imports Tainted With Insects. Dan Kitwood. Twelve percent of spices imported to the U.S. are tainted with insects, rodent hairs, salmonella, and ...
 I have written on this subject before but it does not seem to sink in when you are buying products in the store or on the net.  I hope you now realize, that my view on India and other foreign products is not unfounded and not just a rare event. 

I do not sell Moringa unless it has been packaged and tested in the US.  I only sell one brand, Moringa Source, because it is superior to anything out there!  


Kate Freer, the herbladyisin

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