POM Not So Wonderful?
Advertisers make all kinds of claims about the magical qualities of their clients’ products, but in the case of POM — the supposedly “wonderful” pomegranate juice in that shapely bulbous bottle — the fruity company might have crossed the line, according to the FTC. –KA
The Wall Street Journal via Gawker:
Federal regulators on Monday sued the maker of a popular pomegranate fruit drink, POM Wonderful LLC, in a widening effort by the government to clamp down on food ads that tout specific health benefits.
The Federal Trade Commission’s suit alleges that Pom’s advertisements for POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice and its POMx supplements contain “false and unsubstantiated claims” about treating or preventing heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction.