Private Label Nutraceuticals (aka Bjarte Rene) Gets Raided By The FTC & FDA

Private Label Nutraceuticals, owned and operated by Bjarte Rene, was recently raided by the FTC and FDA. There's been an ongoing investigation into the authenticity of the ingredients in Private Label Nutraceuticals "privately labeled" health and beauty products.

The FDA started to receive a high volume complaints from consumers due to bad reactions of health products such as Garcinia Cambogia, Colon Cleansers, African Mango, and other dietary supplements. The FDA tracked these products back to direct advertisers whom subsequently led the FDA to Private Label Nutraceuticals.

A raid of Private Label Nutraceuticals occurred in December of 2013. The FTC and FDA were able to successfully retrieve the company names / owner names / addresses / all contacts related to accounts that ordered products from Private Label Nutra from 2010-2013.

All claims that advertisers made related to products ordered from Private Label Nutraceuticals were deemed false by the FTC & FDA due to the fact that the ingredients that were represented in the products were not actually present during lab tests. This opened all marketers of privately labeled health and beauty products from PLN up to an investigation.

If you have ordered products or are ordering products from Private Label Nutraceuticals / Bjarte Rene please contact your legal department right away. You should consult with your legal to see whether you should cease ordering products from this company and determine how to address the investigation you may be under.

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Jul 28, 2015 #1013043 Denver, Colorado

Had similar issue with company going by Health Nutra Max. Selling Nutramax products at exorbitant prices - via offer for free trial paying shipping only. Then charged $120 every month.

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Sep 03, 2014 #865327

Defendant Named In Libel Lawsuit Over False On-Line Claims
Private Label Nutraceuticals vehemently denies all false and “anonymous” allegations made in a series of on-line attacks seeking to harm Private Label Nutraceutical's reputation and customer relationships. We have obtained information indicating that the false statements were made by a competitor and have filed suit accordingly. (Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego, Case No. 37-2014-00084467-CU-DF-CTL)
Here are the facts: All four postings were made on the same day (January 12, 2014) from a single IP address. The postings falsely claimed that PLN was the subject of an investigation by the Food & Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission and had been the subject of a “raid”; the postings falsely claimed that PLN used “fake” ingredients and peanut dust in its products; the postings falsely claimed that customers had experienced allergic reactions to PLN’s products and that “marketers” of PLN products were potentially legally liable for selling the products; and the postings falsely claimed that there was an “open case” against PLN founder Bjarte Rene. This is in
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Feb 25, 2014 #788602

Private Label Nutraceuticals, LLC has issued a subpoena in Superior Court of California Case No. 37-2014-00084467-CU-DF-CTL to the webhost of to discover the true identity of the author of this anonymous post. This is notice to the author of Private Label Nutraceuticals' subpoena, and provision of a reasonable opportunity to respond.

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Jan 24, 2014 #777743 Norcross, Georgia

UPDATE: Private Label Nutraceutical, LLC has filed a complaint with the Superior Court for the State of California, County of San Diego, Case Number 37-2014-00084467-CU-DF-CTL, Judge Ronald L. Styn, Department C-62.

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Jan 16, 2014 #774324 Norcross, Georgia

Private Label Nutraceuticals vehemently denies the above listed FALSE statements. As an industry leading manufacturing partner and private label provider of high-quality dietary supplements and nutritional products, Private Label Nutraceuticals takes quality and compliance issues extremely seriously.
• Private Label Nutraceuticals is NOT involved in any current or ongoing FDA or FTC investigations.
• Private Label Nutraceuticals has NEVER received a request for customer information by any governmental agencies, including, but not limited to, the FDA and FTC.
• Private Label Nutraceuticals has NEVER provided customer information to ANY outside third parties.
• Private Label Nutraceuticals was NOT raided by the FDA or FTC in December 2013.
• Private Label Nutraceuticals, including all of its principals, has NEVER been sued by the FDA, FTC, or any other Government agency. • Private Label Nutraceuticals does NOT use any fake ingredients in any product. • Private Label Nutraceuticals has NEVER received any reports of adverse reactions from our Garcinia Cambogia, Colon Cleansers, African Mango, or other products. Our company is extremely proactive in following all current GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), and has received food safety certification from ASI Food Safety Consultants. Private Label Nutraceuticals employs an internal quality control and compliance department to ensure all products meet or exceed all regulatory specifications, contain compliant labeling
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Jan 16, 2014 #774327

For any valid complaints, issues, or questions, please feel free to contact us at 888.289.1184, or via email at
To defend the quality of its products and prevent future false information from being disseminated, Private Label Nutraceuticals has initiated a court proceeding in an effort to learn the identity of the author of the false statements made in the above post. If necessary, Private Label Nutraceuticals will pursue legal action to the full extent of the law to establish that the above post is false.

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