CRN's FTC Enforcement Action Compilation

The purpose of this compilation is to provide information about and access to dietary supplement—and functional food-related enforcement actions issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). CRN publishes this web page as a service to its members and for informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for legal advice, and CRN cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information provided. Please visit the FTC’s website at www.ftc.gov for additional information about FTC and its enforcement efforts. Please consult professional legal counsel with any specific questions or for legal advice regarding the information published on this website.

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Date of Decision:
Company:
Centro Natural Services, Inc.,
Product: CNS Obesity Treatment
Product Category:
  • Weight-Loss
Last Action:
$2,377,000 judgment / Prohibited from representing weight-loss products cause substantial weight loss / Prohibited from making any representation about the weight-loss effect or health benefits, performance, or efficacy of a product unless substantiated by scientific evidence
Additional Information:
Judgment reduced to $20,000 due to inability to pay / FTC authorized to monitor compliance
Date of Decision:
Company:
Charles Dunlevy
Product: Acai Berry Products
Product Category:
  • Weight-Loss
Last Action:
$143,000 judgment / Must halt fake news site to market products / Required to make clear their messages are ads rather than journalism / Prohibited from making deceptive claims
Additional Information:
$143,000 judgment suspended upon $2,000 payment from sale of assets / Compliance reporting and monitoring required
Date of Decision:
Company:
Circa Direct LLC / Andrew Davidson
Product: Acai Berry Products
Product Category:
  • Weight-Loss
Last Action:
$11.5 million judgment / Must halt fake news site to market products / Required to make clear their messages are ads rather than journalism / Prohibited from making deceptive claims
Additional Information:
Full judgment will be suspended upon FTC receipt of assets worth more than $2 million / Compliance reporting and monitoring required
Date of Decision:
Company:
Cleansing Time Pro
Product: Cleansing Time Pro Black Salve & Tablets
Product Category:
  • Immunity
Last Action:
Prohibited from making cancer cure claims without scientific evidence / Prohibited from making efficacy claims without scientific evidence / Prohibited from misrepresenting scientific evidence
Additional Information:
Company must notify consumers of FTC action
Date of Decision:
Company:
Coleadium, Inc.
Product: AcaiOptimum / AcaiBurn-Force Max / Acai Tropic / Acai Fit / Acai Elite Blast / Natura Cleanse / Smart Colon Flush / Advanced Colon Max / Colo Flush
Product Category:
  • Weight-Loss
Last Action:
$1 million judgment / Barred from making any material deceptive representations, including deceptive claims about weight loss and health, and about relevant studies, tests and research / Must disclose any material connection with product endorsers / Must disclose that the content of a “news” website or other publication is advertising
Additional Information:
Required to monitor affiliate marketers in their network to ensure that their statements are truthful and in compliance with federal advertising law
Date of Decision:
Company:
COORGA Nutraceuticals Corp.
Product: Grey Defence
Product Category:
  • Gray Hair Reversal/Prevention
Last Action:
Charged with making unsubstantiated and false claims that Grey Defence reverses or prevents the formation of gray hair
Additional Information:
Date of Decision:
Company:
COORGA Nutraceuticals Corp. / Garfield Coore
Product: Grey Defence
Product Category:
  • Gray Hair Reversal/Prevention
Last Action:
$391,335 judgment / Prohibited from making any grey hair or disease claims unless substantiated by competent and reliable scientific evidence that is sufficient in quality and quantity, based on standards generally accepted by experts in the relevant disease, condition, or function to which the representation relates, when considered in light of the entire body of relevant and reliable evidence / Such testing shall be randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled and conducted by qualified persons / Other health-related claims must be supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence conducted by experts in the relevant disease, condition, or function to which the representation relates, and must be randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled when required by such experts.
Additional Information:
All underlying data must be preserved and available for inspection except for reliably reported tests.
Date of Decision:
Company:
Coulomb Media, Inc. / Cody Low
Product: Acai Berry Products
Product Category:
  • Weight-Loss
Last Action:
$2.7 million judgment / Must halt fake news site to market products / Required to make clear their messages are ads rather than journalism / Prohibited from making deceptive claims
Additional Information:
$2.7 million judgment will be suspended upon $170,000 cash payment and sale of assets / Compliance reporting and monitoring required
Date of Decision:
Company:
Crystal Ewing / Classic Productions, LLC / Health Nutrition Products, LLC
Product: Citra-Slim 4 / W-8-B-GONE
Product Category:
  • Weight-Loss
Last Action:
$2.7 million judgment / Banned from promoting or selling any weight loss product, program, or service / Prohibited from making any claims about a supplement, food, drug, or device without competent and reliable scientific evidence / Preservation of records required / Prohibited from misrepresenting the terms and conditions of any policies and practices regarding refunds; the nature or qualifications of any endorser; and, any tests or studies
Additional Information:
Date of Decision:
Company:
Daniel Chapter One
Product: Bio*Shark / 7 Herb Formula / GDU / BioMixx
Product Category:
  • Cancer
Last Action:
Consent order to prohibit making cancer claims without scientific evidence / Prohibited from making efficacy claims without scientific evidence / Prohibited from misrepresenting scientific evidence
Additional Information:
Company filed compliance letter as required by modified final order