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misbranded

adjective Referring to a drug or device for which its producer makes false or misleading claims.

A product is regarded as mislabeled if:
• The package does not have a label containing the name and address of the manufacturer;
• Wording required by law is not prominently placed on the label;
• It contains narcotic or hypnotic substances and does not contain the statement “warning—may be habit forming”;
• It does not contain the non-proprietary or established name recognised by an official compendium;
• It does not contain adequate warning and directions for its use;
• It is dangerous to health when used in the dosage or with the frequency or duration prescribed, recommended or suggested in the labelling or advertising; or
• It purports to be an antibiotic, but does not contain the batch number.
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The articles were misbranded in that their labeling falsely represented that the articles consisted entirely of maple syrup, honey, and sorghum syrup.
FDA considers these products to be misbranded for this reason, as well.
AT least a fifth of food items from across the country have failed to meet quality standards during tests at government laboratories and even top restaurants and fast food outlets in the National Capital have been found to be dishing out treats that were either adulterated or misbranded.
A performance report of DTL of first 5 months of this year, a copy of which is available with reporter, shows that as many as 4376 samples passed the laboratory test out of whom forty were sub standard and three were misbranded.
Department of Agriculture inspector to approve sales of poor quality eggs, selling misbranded eggs and introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce.
If unwarranted, however, advisories about adulterated or misbranded food products and recalls of those products can trigger serious economic losses for the food industry and discourage the consumption of healthful food, such as fresh produce.
FDA also charges that Cheerios is misbranded because of the unauthorized health claim, "Heart-healthy diets rich in whole grain foods, can reduce the risk of heart disease," made on the company's website.
In other diagnostics news, Quest Diagnostics will pay $302 million to settle allegations that one of its subsidiaries sold misbranded test kits.
attorney is looking into accusations that Stryker sold misbranded medical devices and submitted false reports to the U.
The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on companies that market unapproved and misbranded drugs for the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).