FTC Challenges “All Natural” & “100% Natural” Claims

FTC Challenges “All Natural” & “100% Natural” Claims

On April 12, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced agreements with four cosmetics companies to settle charges by the FTC that the companies falsely advertised their products as “all natural” or “100% natural” even though their products contained synthetic ingredients.  The FTC also issued a complaint against a fifth company. If you have attended one of my presentations, it is likely you have heard me speak extensively on this subject and FTC’s announcement last week would have come as no surprise.  Continue reading “FTC Challenges “All Natural” & “100% Natural” Claims”

“Made in USA” Right to Cure Legislation — Show Your Support for AB 2827

“Made in USA” Right to Cure Legislation — Show Your Support for AB 2827

Last month’s round table discussion at EO Products was very insightful and now there is a piece of legislation that needs your support.  As I previously discussed here, a significant number of companies doing business in California are facing frivolous class action lawsuits and threats of litigation because of their use of a “Made in USA” claim on their products.  Many of the companies do in fact meet the standard required under current law, but that hasn’t stopped plaintiffs’ attorneys.  In an effort to battle such frivolous suits, Assembly Member Marc Levine has introduced AB 2827 to provide companies with a right to cure period, including agreeing to make prospective changes to allegedly offending labels.  Below is language you may use to write to your representatives in the California legislature.  Not located in California? No problem– share this with any trade associations you are a member of or share it with your friends located in California.  Ask them to write their representatives.  I hope you will show your support.  Continue reading ““Made in USA” Right to Cure Legislation — Show Your Support for AB 2827″