ATLANTA — For the primary time, we’re listening to from the CEO of an organization behind a weight reduction tea that individuals throughout the Atlanta metro say prompted them to fail drug checks and lose their jobs.
We first advised you about Total Life Changes (TLC) raspberry lemonade Iaso tea in May.
Ladies advised Channel 2 Motion Information they thought that they had nothing to fret about till they took a drug take a look at.
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The ladies failed after the take a look at confirmed them as constructive for THC, the chemical that makes you excessive once you use marijuana.
Now, the corporate’s CEO tells WSOC-TV’s Allison Latos, who’s from our sister station in Charlotte, that he had no concept there was any THC within the tea.
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“What would you say to prospects who say that their lives and livelihoods have been ruined by this? Is TLC going to assist treatment this, assist them get their jobs again?” Latos requested CEO Jack Fallon.
“Completely. Like I stated, we’re in fixed communication with them. We’re assembly in New York August 2 with a handful of them.”
Dozens of individuals declare utilizing the corporate’s raspberry lemonade Iaso tea prompted them to fail drug checks and lose their jobs.
That raspberry lemonade tea was marketed on the corporate’s web site and on the label as having 0.0 % THC. However an unbiased lab discovered hint quantities of THC.
The lab’s director stated with repeated consumption, the THC might construct up in an individual’s system.
“Do you know there could possibly be hint quantities in that product?” Latos requested Fallon.
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“No. We use third occasion producers all around the world. We trusted them and clearly we obtained let down in a few of these cases,” Fallon stated.
Fallon stated TLC stopped working with a kind of producers however some prospects like Jennifer Montgomery say that’s not sufficient.
Montgomery says she drank the tea for almost 5 months to drop some pounds then obtained a brand new job as a truck driver earlier this month. However she failed the drug take a look at earlier than she might even begin.
“They don’t wish to hear it. They’ve taken my license. Now they’re saying I’ve to undergo some sort of drug courses,” Montgomery stated.
TLC and a few of the prospects suing them will probably be assembly with a mediator in New York subsequent month.
TLC not advertises its raspberry lemonade tea as having 0.0 % THC, and now features a disclaimer saying folks topic to drug testing shouldn’t take it.
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