Marion Nestle, the esteemed food politics author and professor, recently wrote a column in the San Francisco Chronicle titled ‘Natural’ label not easy to pin down in which she discusses why the FDA [ … ]
On October 1, 2012 the Federal Trade Commission issued the long awaited revised “Green Guides” guidelines that are designed to help marketers ensure that the claims they make about the environmental attributes [ … ]
It didn’t take long for POM Wonderful LLC, makers of POM pomegranate products which last week were found to have committed false advertising when they exaggerated their product’s health benefits, [ … ]
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The Federal Trade Commission is considering guidelines to curb junk food marketing to kids. The deadlines for public comments is coming up in less than two weeks.
The Federal Trade Commission recently proposed some guidelines for marketing foods to children. The deadline for comments on the guidelines is June 13, 2011.
Horizon Organic Milk is marketed by White Wave, which is a division of Dean’s Foods. It is the largest organic milk bottler and the largest dairy conglomerate in the United States. The Cornucopia Institute filed a formal request with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week “asking for an investigation into Dean Foods’ advertisements for its Horizon milk with Omega-3 DHA.” The Cornucopia Institute believes that Horizon Organic Milk’s nutritional benefits are being overstated.
POM Wonderful has been called out by the Federal Trade Commission to stop claiming that pomegranate products can cure, prevent or treat any disease until approved by the FDA.