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FTC Supports POM False Advertising Claims 011713
2013-01-17 13:42:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that POM Wonderful has made some deceptive advertising claims, portraying its products as having unmerited health benefits. The commission upheld a ruling by an internal FTC judge that POM was using deceptive advertising by claiming its products have been clinically proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and other ailments. Both POM and the FTC have been embroiled in a battle for more...

Deceptive Advertising By POM Wonderful
2012-05-23 05:02:32

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Shaped in a curvy bottle with a heart in place of the letter “O” and described as treating, preventing, or reducing various illnesses -- these are all factors that went into POM Wonderful LLC´s marketing of its pomegranate products. On Monday, May 21, a federal administrative judge ruled that POM Wonderful LLC had promoted incorrect information regarding its pomegranate products. Prior to a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission...

FTC Tells Maker Of Four Loko To Change Labels
2011-10-04 05:27:06

Four Loko, a supersized malt beverage made by Phusion Projects, LLC, is accused by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of misinformation on their labels. Phusion advertises Four Loko as being the alcoholic equivalent of one or two beers, but because the drink is in a 23½ ounce can, it is actually equivalent to about four to five beers, according to Reuters. Recently Four Loko had the caffeine removed from its ingredients. David Vladeck, the director of the FTC´s Bureau of...

2011-01-28 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rob McKenna, the incoming president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), and David Vladeck, head of the U.S. consumer protection bureau, will both keynote the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) meeting in February, which will focus on protecting consumers in an evolving cyber future. The four-day, multi-track event will explore the latest strategies to thwart spam and online threats in sessions organized around...

2010-11-30 13:31:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event was announced today by Consumer Watchdog: What: Consumer Watchdog's "The Future of Online Consumer Protections." When: 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1. First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Where: Washington, DC, 20045. Consumer Watchdog Conference Wednesday To Preview FTC Report On Online Privacy And "Do Not Track Me" List FTC Bureau of Consumer...

2010-09-27 10:16:00

Agency Proceedings Will Determine Whether Health Claims for Pomegranate Products Are False and Not Supported by Scientific Evidence WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to uncover over-hyped health claims in food advertising, the Federal Trade Commission has issued an administrative complaint charging the makers of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice and POMx supplements with making false and unsubstantiated claims that their products will prevent...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.