Pomegranate leader POM Wonderful and Pepsi-owned Tropicana – locked in a legal battle over juice claims – have been asked to submit comments about the complaint lodged against POM by the Federal Trade Commission last month.
The Federal Trade Commission legal action alleging POM Wonderful made unsubstantiated claims for its pomegranate products, adds to a stream of claim actions the increasingly active agency has taken this year.
The FTC has never met a natural product it didn't want to destroy, it seems. They've gone after all sorts of natural foods like cherries, threatening to put companies out of business if they told the truth about the nutritional benefits of their products.
POM Wonderful LLC filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against FTC alleging the agency’s requirements of FDA preapproval for "disease" and "health claims," regardless of the existence of substantiation and a requirement of two clinical trials to support structure/function claims, violates the First Amendment.
The FTC has unleashed a new assault against both dietary supplements and religious freedoms by targeting a Christian church for termination.
In the past year, the FTC has tried to bury us with unreasonable deadlines and burdensome paperwork, to the point where our lawyers had to work through holidays, weekends, and even acute illness.