KY Amish Farmer Jailed over a Salve Label; the FDA Wants Him Jailed for Life (Jan 2017)

03/11/2017 08:08

http://www.kyfreepress.com/2017/01/fda-girod-indictment/ 

KY Amish Farmer Jailed over a Salve Label; the FDA Wants Him Jailed for Life 

 
Amish farmer Sam Girod of Bath County KY makes 3 products: a chickweed salve, a bloodroot salve and an essential oil blend called Sine Eze. 
 
A few years ago, the FDA came after Sam for labeling crimes — Sam said his salves could help certain maladies and that’s a big FDA no-no. If you make what the FDA says are “medical claims” then that qualifies your product as a “drug” which gives the FDA the authority (according to the FDA) to require that you do millions of dollars worth of testing to prove that your product does indeed do what the label claims. Or you can change your labels and take off any “medical claims.” 
 
 
He was convicted: 
Amish salve maker convicted of violating federal laws (March 2017)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-amish-salve-maker-kentucky-20170306-story.html 
 

A federal jury has convicted a Kentucky Amish man of misbranding his homemade cosmetics with cancer-curing claims and impeding a federal investigation.

Bath County farmer Samuel Girod was convicted in Lexington last week on 13 federal counts.