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Two Utah-based supplement companies ordered to stop production

Nov 20, 2023, 8:00 PM

Evig LLC CEO Lex Howard appears in a video release. He and the supplement company have been ordered...

Evig LLC CEO Lex Howard appears in a video release. (Balance of Nature)

(Balance of Nature)

SALT LAKE CITY — Two Utah-based supplement companies must stop selling and producing allegedly adulterated products. The supplements are marketed under the brand name Balance of Nature across the U.S. 

According to a release, a complaint alleges that Evig LLC and its CEO David Lex Howard and Premium Productions LLC distributed “adulterated and misbranded dietary supplements.” Premium Products LLC and its manager Ryan Petersen received a similar complaint. According to the release, Premium Products also made adulterated, or impure, dietary supplements.

Allegations against Evig LLC and Howard include that they “claimed their dietary supplements can cure, treat and prevent a variety of diseases and health conditions, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and coronavirus,” according to the release. The supplements are also not FDA-approved.

The complaint against Premium Productions and Petersen alleges they did not follow good manufacturing practices. According to the release, this violates the federal, Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

According to the release, the two companies failed to comply with the FDCA after receiving warning letters in August 2019. Now, both companies have agreed to settle the suits and be bound by consent decrees. A consent decree is legally binding. 

Neither company responded to KSL NewsRadio’s request for comment, but Howard did share a statement in a video news release

“We agreed to enter a consent decree with the FDA, based on allegations only,” Howard said. “There has been no judicial determination of liability.”

A third party will monitor the companies to ensure they are up to FDA standards.

Britt Johnson contributed to this story.

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