April 7th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The FDA has sent warning letters to several supplement makers about health claims the companies have been making on social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter, reports NutraIngredients-USA.com.
Read More:FDA Says Facebook ‘Likes’ Equals Illegal Medical Advice and Health Claims
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
June 16th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
A new study conducted by the University of South Carolina found that people on a diet are more likely to be deceived by food names and label claims.
Read More:New Study Shows Dieters More Prone to Blind Faith in ‘Healthy’ Product Names