Federal prosecutors say that one dietary supplement wholesaler in New Jersey spent four years selling products diluted with products like maltodextrin or rice flour, increasing profits but defrauding customers. The company’s owner now must forfeit $1 million in profits and has been sentenced to 40 months in prison and one year of supervised release.
The company, called “Raw Deal Inc” also said that their products were kosher or organic. But upon inspection, they didn’t meet those standards. This is why standards are NECESSARY and labeling a product as a “supplement” instead of a drug means they aren’t held to very high standards. You have a decent chance that you are NOT getting what you think you are. That’s a raw deal indeed.