Federal Trade Commission

‘Really outrageous’ claims on the wane in print/TV, says CRN

‘Really outrageous’ claims on the wane in print/TV, says CRN

By Elaine Watson

False and misleading claims – particularly on the web – continue to dent consumer confidence in supplements, but there are “fewer really outrageous claims on print and on TV today than there were five years ago”, according to the Council for Responsible...

Welch's resolves to pay $30m to settle class actions, but its battle with POM Wonderful over labelling is not over

Welch’s to pay $30m over misleading juice claims

By Shane Starling

Welch’s will pay $30m to consumers misled by labeling for its ‘100% Juice White Grape Pomegranate’ after settling class actions in a California court this month. Welch’s has responded to another class action in a Florida court that is yet to be resolved.

Activia sales have risen 16% in 2010 despite Dannon modifying its digestive claims

Dannon probiotic yogurt sales up 16% despite claims crackdown

By Shane Starling

US probiotics leader Dannon appears to have weathered recent class action and Federal Trade Commission (FTC)-led storms that forced it to alter gut health claims for its spoonable and drinkable yogurt, Activia, with sales rising 16 percent in 2010.

Measure your claims carefully in 2011, unless facing an FTC complaint is one of your New Year's Resolutions

10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2011

By Ivan Wasserman

2010 saw a flurry of enforcement activity by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) based on claims made for dietary supplement and functional food products. There is no indication that 2011 will be any different.


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