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An Amityville Horror

MANHATTAN (CN) - Amityville-based Kabco Pharmaceuticals sold diet supplements containing whey polio and other contaminants, the United States claims in court.

Kabco and its CEO Abu Kabir agreed to consent decree and permanent injunction, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

They agreed not to produce any more diet supplements that violate the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

"Among other violations, Kabco did not review and investigate product complaints, failed to hold dietary supplements under conditions designed to prevent product mix-ups and included unlabeled raw ingredients in their dietary supplements, including whey polio, an undeclared allergen. Individuals who are allergic to milk could have a serious adverse health reaction from consuming any product with an undeclared milk allergen like whey polio," the U.S. attorney said in a statement.

Kabco makes a slew of supplements "that did not meet product specifications," prosecutors said, including Brewers Yeast Tablets, Dandelion Root Capsules, Night-Time Herb Capsules, Inositol Calcium & Magnesium Capsules, Vitamin C-500 with Rose Hips Time Released Tablets and Joint All Capsules.

The defendants have a history of violations, prosecutors said.

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