Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
GNC Holdings Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
GNC Holdings
Penalty: 
$2,250,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
December 7, 2016
Offense Group: 
safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
drug or medical equipment safety violation
Violation Description: 

GNC Holdings Inc. entered into a wide-ranging agreement with the Department of Justice to reform its practices related to potentially unlawful dietary ingredients and dietary supplements, and has further promised to embark on a series of voluntary initiatives designed to improve the quality and purity of dietary supplements. As part of the agreement, GNC agreed to pay $2.25 million to the U.S. government and cooperate in dietary supplement investigations conducted by the government.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Food and Drug Administration referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
non-prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Pennsylvania
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.