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. 

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Where did we disappear to? Indian Mound, TN! Update on all the changes for Moringa and Healing Herbs for 2015




Part #1:  The trip back to Tennessee from California. Today's blog

If you want to get to know someone...try a week cramped into the cab of a Penski moving truck! 

Moving was traumatic to say the least.  We had never moved 2000 plus miles to an area that was new and unfamiliar.  Moving in the dead of winter during a cold crisis presented its own set of challenges. It was also my goal to save some of the plants I had spent money on such as the blackberries, elderberries, comfrey, and aronia berries. I even took several of the Neem tree seedlings that did not sell.  Add my sister, three cats, and a dog.....it was a REAL TRIP!

Why did we pick Tennessee?

The Clarksville, Tennessee area is growing fast as a great retirement area. It has restaurants, a Walmart, Home Depot, and other stores you are familiar with.  It has less congested traffic than many cities with friendly people who say hi and welcome you to their home.  It has a number of rural areas within an hours drive but where you have more room and less rules for those of you who want chickens and more say in how you live your life. Dover, Erin, Indian Mound and Paris are several to check out. We researched the area first.

Many blessings awaited us in Tennessee!

What blessings are worth such an stressful trip?

A 1700 sq foot house with a basement, sheds, and 17 acres for $500 a month with a well. I kid you not if you are paying the outrageous rents in CA. Is the California sunshine worth the taxes, the rules, regulations, traffic and water restrictions.   No water problems or water restrictions here in Tennessee.  No state income taxes! Less restrictions on your business. Affordable for family and for retiring. Room to roam...its here. Room to grow garden veggies and herbs.  Space for chickens and whatever I want to raise. We are planning to buy this house in the next three years.  It is so beautiful here with all the wildlife and water. There are abundant lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers including the Tennessee and the Cumberland rivers.  There are deer all over the woods, along with other creatures such as turkey and raccoons. 

My sister and her family live in the area.  I am excited to get to know my middle sister and her family again after many years! 

Moving ranks as one of the most stressful events in life. I can sure agree with that one. 

Even though my middle sister and her family live in the area....Tennessee was still very unfamiliar. I had only gone there to visit before the move. Before we made the decision to move the end of Dec instead of Jan, we invited my older sister to spend Christmas with us.  Then we changed our moving date, so December became filled both with moving stress and trying to preserve Christmas for my sister and our family.  She was there during the fun and insanity.   We decided to stop in Denver on the way back to see my oldest daughter and her family.  My sister ended up going with us to Denver as well.  So our moving plans had to be adjusted several times.  On top of that we had 3 cats and a Laso that were part of the move. I might add everyone told us not to go to Denver, on the way back,  because of the snow storm.  I felt in my heart it was going to be fine. We left a day early to beat the storm storm in. We only had three hours of snow driving. The roads were still clear.  We stayed in Denver until it was sunny again, three days later. All came out fine.  We only had one other day of driving while the snow was actively falling. 95% of the trip was easy weather driving.  We left at that time because our lease was up so that is the way it goes. I prayed often for God to keep the path safe and he did. 

 

The cab of a moving truck were never designed for comfort for three grownups. That is not even taking into account the animals.  I was jammed in the middle next to my husband with the middle console that holds coffee mugs. I could not move my legs but a few inches for the whole trip. We had days to talk.   Trying to get a 26 foot Penski with an auto trailer tagging behind in and out of motel lots and gas stations was enough to give you heart failure.  My husband is not a professional driver but he did an amazing job of weaving that Penski through the tightest places.  I have to state that Kansas City and several big cities are horrible to find gas stations in near the freeway exit. We lost an hour twice looking for a gas station that could take the truck and auto trailer.

 

The car on the Penski auto trailer became a igloo for the cats .......warming it up at times every two hours during the frigid trip to our new home. Their cat beds included heat packs under their blankets to give them added warmth.  The back of the car was covered with rugs from our floor and a tarp tied down over the car to preserve the warmth inside the car. That cost us much travel time.  

 

Do not move during the winter if possible!  We went through a snow storm on our way to Denver.  The last part of the trip was bitterly cold through Kansas and Kentucky.  Every night we carted all the animals into Motel 6 for the night. Motel 6 is the only motel chain that does not charge extra for animals. They have their rules as well.  Every morning we had to spend an hour digging out the cats from under the bed where they were hiding. That was not fun.  Taking our little dog out in the cold for pit stops was not fun either. He does not like the cold. I have to say I cannot understand why Dorothy wanted to go back to Kansas in the Wizard of OZ.  It was below 0 with the wind chill going through Kansas.

 

Saving my plants .....on a frigid cold moving trip.

The plants were another issue. It was the dead of winter and we would be days driving through cold weather including Denver expecting a snow storm.  I thought about the problem and consulted several growers by phone.  The comfrey roots, blackberry plants, elderberry bushes, and aronia bushes were taken out of the ground bare root, placed into moist pine shavings, then into a plastic bag, then finally placed carefully into several thick 33 gallon trash cans for cold protection. Dry shavings were placed around the plants for added protection.   My little Neem tree seedlings were put into boxes lined with plastic and cardboard for protection. Then these were covered with extra blankets in the truck.  Odds of survival with all of this work...questionable at best. I am stubborn and convinced I would make the effort. The Moringa trees were too big and cold sensitive to take. They went to the people who helped us pack the truck.  I have to thank our Mormon friends who came with their whole family to pack the truck. Even though we are not Mormon, they gave us hours of hard work. They packed quickly and with expertise. We got 90 percent of our stuff in the truck including plants, plywood, 4 by 4's, and other building materials. 

 

Part #2:   Arriving in Indian Mound, Tennessee the first week of January.

Thanks for reading my blogs.....there are many changes to tell you about. I hope you will come back and read Part 2 of the move.  There are going to be some changes on the way I run the business...so stay tuned.  


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanks to You for your support! ON the Move to Tennessee......Moringa caps NOW Avail in 120 cap bottles

   



This comes with thanks for making the past year successful. I greatly appreciate the customer reorders and support.  Thank You So Much!  

Our Business and family has moved to Tennessee!  Our phone number 760-458-2151 will remain the same if you need to reach us.

Product Changes 

Well the only thing certain in life is things will change.   The manufacturer of the excellent products I sell have made changes to their product line.  

The Natura Veda line now is only applied to their skin care line.   The new label will show Moringa Source instead.  

The product is the same Excellent Organic Moringa Leaf power as it has been. The source and excellent quality of the powder has not changed, only the label.  
  

How to order products......changes you need to know!



There are changes to the way you order products in 2015. I am no longer stocking and shipping product. My role now is as an advertiser for their product line. The products will be purchased through a link on my pages going directly to them. They are the manufacturer.  The products will be shipped by them as well.  

In this way, you will get full access to their full line of products including hair and skincare products.  You will get better pricing than I can offer you.  You will get access to so many more products and savings.  

I hope you will continue to support my business by shopping through the links on my site.  You will not pay more, you will save, and I do receive a small advertising fee for hosting their products and ads.