Posts Tagged "ftc"

DeMarrais: FTC says "prove it"

Posted on Oct 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

  Wednesday, September 29, 2010 By KEVIN DEMARRAIS RECORD COLUMNIST Is pomegranate juice good for your health, as the makers of POM Wonderful products proclaim in extensive national advertising? Prove it, the Federal Trade Commission says. It has asked a federal judge to require the company to stop making claims that its pomegranate products can cure, prevent or treat a wide range of conditions — including heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction — unless they are first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It’s part of the FTC’s ongoing efforts to...

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Snap, Crackle, Stop! FTC Alleges False Advertising of Rice Krispies Cereal

Posted on Jun 7, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Thursday, June 03, 2010 Kellogg Co. agreed to comply with expanded advertising restrictions in its advertising campaign for Rice Krispies cereal Thursday after U.S. regulators found the company falsely advertised the cereal improved children’s health, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced. “We expect more from a great American company than making dubious claims – not once, but twice – that its cereals improve children’s health,” said FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz. “Next time, Kellogg needs to stop and think twice about the claims it’s making...

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