According to Mr. Fitzpatrick in the report prepared for Mr. Grell, "The (income) figure represents a significant financial loss for virtually all that join these schemes. As extreme as the loss rate is, this figure is conservatively understated because it is calculated before all business expenses, inventory purchases and taxes are factored, which would increase total losses and the percentage of those losing."
As for the materiality of the lead tests (actual lead test results can be found at http://www.frauddiscovery.net), the below graph summarizes the results of testing on a Usana Health Sciences product and has found outrageous results.
One serving of the Usana Macro-Optimizers Nutrimeal Shake contains over
6.7 micrograms of lead, 1,252% more than the level allowed under
California's Proposition 65. If taken twice a day as suggested on the
Nutrimeal label, an individual will consume 13.4 micrograms of lead a day,
or 2,584% more than allowed under Prop 65. Herbalife did not fair much
Percent Max Percent
Lead Serving Servings Lead Serving
Lead Per Exceeds Per Per Exceeds
Product MLM? Allowed* Serving Allowed Day ** Day Allowed
Nutrimeal Yes 0.50 mcg 6.710 mcg 1242.00% 2.0 13.420 mcg 2584.00%
Mix Yes 0.50 mcg 3.050 mcg 510
|SOURCE Law Offices of Christopher E. Grell|
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved