The revelation that Herbalife is receiving new scrutiny over quality-control issues doesn't change much about the company, Stephen Weiss of Short Hills Capital said Tuesday.
"I'd put this in the 'interesting but who cares?' category," he said. "We see this with consumer goods. Every day you see recalls with cars. It just doesn't matter unless they show there's a continued pattern of abuse and safety issues. They'll get fined and then move on."
A former Herbalife employee raised questions about a potential safety problem at one of the company's plant in 2011, allegations that the New York attorney general's office is now looking into, according to a New York Times report.
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On CNBC's "Fast Money," Weiss didn't think the story had legs.
"This is noise," he said. "This is just noise."
Josh Brown of Fusion Analytics also downplayed the news.
"This is a hedge fund with a short position bankrolling the legal campaign of a whistle-blower who left the company," he said.