FTC Warning Letters: A New Era Of Enforcement?

Law360, New York (March 16, 2010, 4:13 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it had sent warning letters to 11 companies that promote omega-3 fatty acid dietary supplements. The letters indicated that the companies should review their product labeling and packaging claims, as well as product advertising, to ensure that the claims are adequately substantiated.

The commission’s issuance of these letters is significant because of the FTC’s action to regulate dietary supplement labeling claims, an area that has for nearly four decades been regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....
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