FDA: Joe Weider

Anthony Roberts filed this request with the Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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Due Feb. 21, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Anthony Roberts

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the FDA's files on Joseph "Joe" Weider.

Joe Weider was born in Canada on November 29, 1919 and died of heart failure at 93 years old, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, on March 23rd 2013.

Mr. Weider founded both the Weider line of dietary supplements and the Weider line of exercise equipment, in addition to being a founder of the International Federation of BodyBuilders and creator of the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding contest. He also published numerous bodybuilding magazines (Muscle & Fitness, Flex, and Men's Fitness and Shape).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Anthony Roberts

From: Food and Drug Administration

Dear Mr. Roberts,

FDA received your request for "files" regarding Joe Weider. As we were not sure which files you are seeking, we asked our agency Historian for information. His office does not appear to have records on Joe Weider, but he provided the attached, which may help you figure out more specifically what you are looking for, such a timeframe, particular product, company, etc so that we can conduct a reasonable search for records.

Please contact me directly if you have any questions at 301-796-8976 or Sarah.Kotler@fda.hhs.gov. You may also contact the FDA FOIA Public Liaison, Office of the Executive Secretariat, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1050, Rockville, MD 20857; email: FDAFOIA@fda.hhs.gov<mailto:FDAFOIA@fda.hhs.gov>.


Sarah B. Kotler, J.D.
Office of the Executive Secretariat
Division of Freedom of Information
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Tel: 301-796-8976


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From: Food and Drug Administration

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Anthony Roberts

I would like a copy of the information marked in blue pen on this document, graciously provided by FDA's historian:


And on from this document, in the section marked with red pen:


I would like copies of files produced or maintained by FDA that pertain to Weider Food Supplements, Weider Periodicals, Weider Health Products, and Weider Self Improvement co.

I would also like any documents specifically from that make reference to civil or criminal actions taken against Mr.Weider or Weider Supplements, that FDA participated in, whether alone or in conjunction with the FTC.