FTC's Report On Marketing Food To Children, Youth

Law360, New York (August 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On July 29, 2008, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its Report entitled, “Marketing Food to Children and Adolescents: A Review of Industry Expenditures, Activities, and Self-Regulation.”[1]

The Report, requested by Congress, reflects the FTC’s analysis of marketing data provided in response to compulsory process orders issued last summer to the 44 food and beverage producers, marketers, and quick-service restaurants (QSRs) that the FTC determined were the primary marketers to youth (ages 2-17).

The Report is part of the FTC’s continuing efforts to evaluate food and...
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