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Authorities seek forfeiture of seized camel milk in Kansas

In this AP file photo taken July 9, 2010, a man works quickly while milking of one of his camels in Ramona, Calif.

In this AP file photo taken July 9, 2010, a man works quickly while milking of one of his camels in Ramona, Calif.

October 20, 2017

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— Authorities have seized camel milk in Kansas that prosecutors allege falsely claims unproven health benefits.

The Kansas City Star reports that legal action was filed Thursday in federal court seeking forfeiture of the seized products.

Prosecutors allege the California company selling the products advertises them for treatment of autism, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cancer and other diseases.

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Investigators with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Kansas Department of Agriculture saw products in August at a distribution center in Kansas City, Kan., that were labeled as raw camel milk, raw camel milk colostrum and Keifer made from raw camel milk.

The litigation involves more than 4,300 bottles worth an estimated $70,000.

Federal regulators earlier this year warned that camel milk is an ineffective and potentially dangerous treatment for autism.

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