WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration here recently sent letters of warning to Hansen Beverage Co., U.S. Mills and Fresh Samantha -- a unit of Odwalla -- regarding the manufacturers' use of gingko biloba, Siberian ginseng and echinacea in some of their products. The agency contends that these ingredients have never been approved for consumption in food, although they are widely recognized within the realm of herbal supplements. The companies are required to respond to the letters ...

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