In January 2017, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against Whole Foods alleging that its St. John’s Wort dietary supplement did not contain the amount of standardized extract hypericin (the sole active ingredient) listed on the label. According to the complaint, the product label claims that it contains “0.3% Hypericin, 0.9 mg” when tests show that the product actually contains “just a little above 30% of the label claim.” (Klingberg et al v. Whole Foods Market, Inc.
, Case No. 17-cv-138, N. D. IL.)
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