J&J Misrepresented Splenda Health Benefits, Suit Says

Law360, New York (August 10, 2012, 3:10 PM EDT) -- A group of consumers on Thursday accused Johnson & Johnson and McNeil Nutritionals LLC of misrepresenting the health benefits of some varieties of the sweetener Splenda by claiming it will speed up people’s metabolism and supply a portion of the recommended daily doses of some nutrients.

The complaint in California federal court alleges the companies fell short of satisfying the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s substantiation requirements for making health-related claims and violated California’s Sherman Food, Drug and Cosmetics Law, Business and Professions Code, and Consumer Legal...
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