Beating the Heat: What Food & Supplement Marketers Need to Know About the FTC’s Summer of Litigation

Viewpoints on FDA: Enforcement

The article notes that when it comes to enforcement, the Food and Drug Administration is only one party that food and dietary supplement companies need to consider. While FDA is primarily responsible for safe manufacturing and point-of-sale labeling, the Federal Trade Commission regulates food and supplement advertising. Over the past two decades, the majority of FTC false advertising actions against dietary supplement and food advertisers have resulted in settlements; however, the past several months have seen a record number of litigated decisions. The article discusses a handful of decisions from the summer.

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