Misleading Advertising: FDA Checks Food Manufacturers
When a company prints false or misleading information on the packaging material of a product, this is considered a form of consumer fraud. This is true of food manufacturing companies who make inaccurate claims about their products' nutritional value or ingredients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not take consumer fraud lightly.
An Example of Deceptive Marketing
In February 2010, the agency sent out warning letters to 17 food manufacturing companies regarding just that. According to the FDA, each company that received a warning letter was in direct violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which was designed to protect against false or misleading advertising. Apparently, the companies in question had false or misleading information on some of their product labels regarding trans fat content, advantages of antioxidants and omega-3 benefits.
To learn more about the specific companies and FDA warning letters, please click on one of the following companies:
- Dannon Activia® Yogurt
- Dreyers Grand Ice Cream, Inc.
- Gorton's Inc.
- Schwan's Consumer Brands
- Spectrum Organic Products, Inc.
Contact a Consumer Fraud Lawyer
If you feel that you have been a victim of consumer fraud, you may be entitled to seek compensation for the losses you incurred. For more information about a specific circumstance in which you feel you've been deceived or harmed by misleading information on food packaging, contact a consumer fraud lawyer today. We will evaluate your claims to determine if you have a legitimate case.