'Lazy' Brownies Are Not Supplements, FDA Warns

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned the maker of “Lazy Larry” brownies Thursday that the product contains melatonin, an unsafe food additive, and that it is not a dietary supplement despite the company's claims.

The agency sent a warning letter to HBB LLC, which does business as Baked World, saying melatonin — commonly used to treat sleep disorders — is a neurohormone that is not approved as a food additive under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The FDA says the brownies are not...
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