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Greens and Whole Foods Supplements

Published on July 17th, 2013 by TINA

ConsumerLab.com has published results of its quality tests of greens and whole foods powders and pills. Supplements marketed with these terms typically contain chlorophyll-containing leaves, sprouts, algae, vegetables and fruits, herbs, probiotics, and enzymes. They are popular ... Read More


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Autocare

Published on July 15th, 2013 by TINA

This official-looking notification letter claims to contain “time sensitive” information, and comes with the following warning: $2,000 fine, 5 years imprisonment, or both for any person interfering or obstructing with delivery of this letter. U.S. Mail ... Read More


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NITRAFLEX

Published on July 10th, 2013 by TINA

GAT (German-American Technologies) advertised in magazine spreads that its NITRAMIX, a caffeinated instant-drink mix, was “clinically proven to increase strength.” took issue with the claim, noting that . . . the advertiser relied in part on ... Read More


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Nest Programmable Thermostats

Published on June 21st, 2013 by TINA

Nest Labs Inc. claimed in advertisements for its Nest Programmable Thermostat that “89% of other programmable thermostats are not programmed because they are so complicated that most consumers do not bother to program them,” and that ... Read More


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Lisa Laser Products

Published on June 19th, 2013 by TINA

An FDA investigation into Lisa Laser Products for its Sphinx Laser Systems, FlexGuard, and Revolix Lasers found that these products were misbranded because they were not properly reported as medical devices. The FDA said the products ... Read More


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Ardounie Farms

Published on June 19th, 2013 by TINA

An FDA investigation into Ardounie Farms found that a baby calf offered for sale for slaughter had traces of a new animal drug, Flunixin, in its kidney. The animal was to be slaughtered for human consumption. ... Read More


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Shatila Food Products, Inc.

Published on June 19th, 2013 by TINA

Shatila Food Products, Inc. has received a warning letter from the FDA regarding the mislabeling of its Mediterranean Pastries. The company failed to label its products with all of the major food allergens that are present ... Read More


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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

Published on June 19th, 2013 by TINA

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, sold by Gurwitch Products, advertised in print and on the web that it was • “The #1 selling Tinted Moisturizer.*” *Based on The NPD Group, Inc. U.S. volume sales in prestige retail ... Read More


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Bank of America

Published on June 12th, 2013 by TINA

A direct mail advertisement by Bank of America promoting low refinancing rates for homeowners has some consumer advocates concerned the materials may be misleading. American Banker reported this week that the ads focused on how the ... Read More


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Callaway Razr Fit Xtreme driver

Published on June 12th, 2013 by TINA

Golf club maker Callaway said that their Razr Fit Xtreme driver was the “longest driver in golf” in print and web advertisements. Callaway tested five drivers to back up its claim. But , the advertising industry’s ... Read More


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Get It Up

Published on June 11th, 2013 by TINA

The FDA has advised consumers not to buy “Get It Up,” a sexual-enhancement product that contains a hidden drug ingredient. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that “Get It Up” contains sildenafil, the active ingredient in the FDA-approved ... Read More


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Altasource LLC DBA Metalabs LLC

Published on June 6th, 2013 by TINA

The FDA has cited Altasource, LLC, for advertising therapeutic claims on their products “Respiratory Response,” “African Mango,” “Coffee Black Salve,” and “Meta-cell.” These products are supplements, not drugs, and thus cannot claim to treat, prevent, or cure ... Read More


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Great Value Lactose Free Milk

Published on June 6th, 2013 by TINA

A reader submitted the following tip concerning Great Value Lactose-Free Reduced Fat 2% Milk from Wal-Mart: We came across this after my wife consumed the Walmart brand Lactose Free milk and suffered a bad reaction, typical ... Read More


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Entrenet Nutritionals, Inc.

Published on June 6th, 2013 by TINA

According to a warning letter from the FDA, Entrenet Nutritionals is advertising four different nutritional supplements as drugs in violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because of the therapeutic claims it makes about the ... Read More


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Nestlé’s Original Fat Free Coffee-mate Creamer

Published on June 6th, 2013 by TINA

This Creamer claims to be fat-free, gluten-free, and lactose-free, and its nutritional label lists no fat, cholesterol, sodium, or sugar. But the CSPI investigated: No fat or sugar? In fact, this product has both. It’s just ... Read More


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Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse 12 Grain Bread

Published on June 6th, 2013 by TINA

This bread from Pepperidge Farm is “12 Grain,” but it’s made mostly with refined white flour. Whole grain is not the same as 12 grain or multigrain, and consumers looking for whole grain products should check ... Read More


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LPL Financials draws regulators’ eyes

Published on March 26th, 2013 by TINA

LPL Financial has grown into the fourth-largest brokerage firm in the U.S. and the largest in rural parts of the country. The firm, however, is drawing the attention of state and federal regulators with alarming regularity. ... Read More


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