Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc. retails and markets vitamins, supplements, and sports nutrition products. The company markets products through brands such as the Vitamin Shoppe, BodyTech, and Vitapath. It also sells its products through its catalog and website. The company is based in North Bergen, New Jersey. Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.
2101 91st Street
North Bergen, NJ 07047
KonaRed Nutritional Products Now Available in Select Vitamin Shoppe Locations Nationwide
May 1 14
KonaRed Corporation announced that The Vitamin Shoppe will begin carrying its products in select Vitamin Shoppe locations in 37 states across the U.S. The product rollout will include KonaRed On-the-Go Packets and 100% Hawaiian Coffeeberry in 150 Gram Tubs. KonaRed's products are differentiated from other functional beverages by their 'superfruit' ingredient, the powerful, antioxidant-packed Hawaiian Coffeeberry(R), coffee fruit from Kona, Hawaii.
Colson Hicks Eidson Files Negligence Lawsuit Against USPlabs, LLC and Vitamin Shoppe Industries, Inc
Feb 3 14
Colson Hicks Eidson filed a complaint in Federal Court in Miami, Fla. on behalf of Plaintiff Eric Rizzo against USPlabs, LLC and Vitamin Shoppe Industries, Inc. Rizzo suffered injuries, including acute, non-viral hepatitis and other damage to his liver as a result of consuming OxyElite Pro tablets and powders, a dietary supplement marketed to increase muscle mass and weight loss. Rizzo, 40, has been diagnosed with liver toxicity and permanent liver damage which has caused serious physical impairment. He suffers from jaundice and has been unable to work or do anything requiring exertion as a result. In October 2013, the Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to the USPlabs, LLC, noting that OxyElite Pro and another dietary supplement had been adulterated because they contained aegeline, a 'new' dietary ingredient that lacks a history of use or other evidence of safety. Aegeline was used as a substitute for dimethylamylamine (DMAA), a stimulant used by USPlabs in an earlier formation of its OxyElite Pro products that can cause heart attacks, seizures, psychiatric disorders and death. The FDA undertook administrative actions that eventually resulted in USPlabs ceasing to manufacture and destroy its products containing DMAA. The company later reformulated its products substituting DMAA with aegeline. In November 2013, the Food and Drug Administration ordered USPlabs, LLC, to recall the products due to a number of cases of acute liver failure and hepatitis linked to OxyElite Pro products reported in Hawaii and a number of other states, including one death and one patient requiring a liver transplant and others awaiting liver transplants. Rizzo purchased the supplements from The Vitamin Shoppe retail locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties in or around July 2013 and November 2013. The Complaint asserts negligence and strict liability, including failure to exercise reasonable care and failure to warn consumers of the potential risk of injury associated with the supplement.