April 6th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Two national nonprofits, Animal Legal Defense Fund and Compassion Over Killing, have filed a complaint in a federal district court in Oakland, Calif. against the FDA, USDA, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and Agriculture Marketing Service, and the FTC for failing to regulate animal welfare labeling claims common on egg cartons.
Read More:Deceptive Egg Carton Labeling Lands FDA, USDA and FTC in Federal Court
January 18th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
After reviewing a 2012 decision, the Federal Trade Commission unanimously upheld the ruling that POM Wonderful—the popular pomegranate juice brand—made false claims about the products benefits. According to the Los Angeles Times, the LA-based POM Wonderful asked the FTC to overturn the decision made by an administrative law judge in May 2012 that found the [...]
Read More:Not Wonderful: FTC Commission Finds POM Wonderful Health Claims to be False
October 3rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
To protect consumers from companies that use misleading environmental marketing claims on products or services—a practice that’s commonly referred to as “greenwashing”—the Federal Trade Commission has just released revisions to the agency’s green guides for the first time since 1998.
Read More:Greenwashers Beware: FTC Updates Guides for Eco Marketing Claims