NutraIngredients-USA examines the enforcement strategy of the US
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its efforts to ensure that the
marketing claims made by food and dietary supplement manufacturers
are accurate and substantiated.
Californian ingredients supplier Resveratrol Partners has
criticized the National Advertising Division of the Council of
Better Business Bureaus (NAD), a voluntary media watchdog, for
failing to enforce its own rulings.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced it will be accepting
refund requests from consumers for dietary supplement Xenadrine
EFX, furthering its mission to draw attention to manufacturers
making false and unsubstantiated claims.
As part of its assurances that it will be tough on dietary
supplement manufacturers who market with false claims, the Federal
Trade Commission (FTC) has clamped down on a company that allegedly
hid assets to avert paying a full settlement.
The Federal Trade Commission has said that it will continue to
prioritize policing dietary supplement marketing practices, thereby
sending out a warning to companies making exaggerated or
The dietary supplement industry needs to band together,
self-regulate and contribute to political action committees in
order to secure consumer respect and legislative support, agreed
speakers at Friday's State of the Industry...
The FTC has ordered the makers of 'cure all' Seasilver to pay
almost $120mn for failing to comply with an earlier order to
reimburse consumers - thereby signaling to infringing companies
that it stands by its rulings.
A supplement marketer that has sold supplements using claims that
they cure serious illnesses has been charged by the Federal Trade
Commission and banned from the direct response marketing of foods,
unapproved drugs, and dietary supplements.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week sent warning letters
to 34 website operators making claims that natural alternatives to
hormone replacement therapy (HRT) will prevent or treat diseases
like cancer, heart disease, or osteoporosis.