The FTC’s New Year’s Resolution for 2023: Healthier Health Claims
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Just in time for your health-focused new year’s resolutions, the FTC released an updated guide for marketers: The Health Products Compliance Guidance. This guide last issued in 1998 under a more narrow title, focusing on ..read more
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FTC Requests Public Comment on Refresh of Green Guides, Including Feedback on “Organic” and “Sustainable”
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2w ago
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or the “Commission”) is seeking public comments on potential updates to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (“Green Guides” or “Guides”). The Green Guides are ..read more
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FTC Releases Health Products Compliance Guidance
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2w ago
Businesses making health claims about their products (e.g., foods and dietary supplements) or services (e.g., apps) should take note of new guidance that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released at the end of December ..read more
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Sweet (But Not Too Sugary) Victory: Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over Sprout Foods Baby Food Labeling
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Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California recently dismissed a putative class action alleging that Sprout Foods’s nutritional claims on its baby and toddler food labels misled consumers into believing that ..read more
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Conspicuous Disclaimers on Dietary Supplement's Label Lead to Dismissal of Lawsuit
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2w ago
In Dicroce v. McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, No. 21-11660, 2022 WL 16847696 (D. Mass. Nov. 10, 2022), a consumer brought a putative class action lawsuit under the Massachusetts laws prohibiting deceptive trade practices and false ..read more
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Velveeta Packaging Misleads Consumers on Cook Time, Suit Alleges
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1M ago
A Florida woman has filed a putative class action against Kraft Heinz Foods Co. alleging the company misleads consumers as to the cook time of its Velveeta-brand microwavable macaroni and cheese product. Ramirez v. Kraft ..read more
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Is that ‘Possible Misconduct’ in Cryptocurrency Advertising? FTC Investigates
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There is more news of recent investigations and charges involving people in the cryptocurrency world. The FTX cryptocurrency exchange recently collapsed. Its CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried, has been arrested in the Bahamas and ..read more
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Is There a Veterinarian in the House? Understanding the Risk of Advertising 24/7 Emergency Veterinary Clinics in Texas
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1M ago
We’ve all heard the saying, “Don’t mess with Texas.” That’s particularly true when advertising that a veterinary clinic is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Because there are very limited veterinary medical services that ..read more
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Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies: The FTC and Some State Attorneys General Sue for Deceptive Advertising
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“Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies,” from the 1987 Fleetwood Mac song, “Little Lies,” came to mind in the last few days. One, because of the unfortunate passing of Christine McVie, the song’s co-writer. Two, because one ..read more
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Hot Topics in International Trade - December 2022 - Made in the USA Labeling Rule – What There is to Know About Increased...
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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has recently begun placing more of an emphasis on Made in the USA (“MUSA”) labeling violations. A MUSA violation occurs when a company labels its product with “Made in the United States ..read more
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