Tuesday, August 2, 2011

FDA Issues Warning to Lazy Cakes Maker

Posted By on Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 11:18 AM

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The first (and last) time I had a “Lazy Cake,” the melatonin-laced brownies sold in gas stations and convenience stores, I went home from work and passed out on my couch for six hours.

This is, of course, the desired effect of eating a Lazy Cake (whose name was recently changed to “Lazy Larry”). But the Food and Drug Administration is warning that it may crack down on HBB LLC, the Memphis-based company that makes Lazy Larry treats.

According to an AP report, the FDA sent the company a letter warning that it does not consider melatonin to be a safe food additive. Melatonin, Lazy Larry’s active ingredient, regulates the sleep-wake cycle, and has been marketed as a natural sleep aid.

The FDA has stated that it could potentially seize the brownies if they continue to be marketed.

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