Group Sends Letters to FTC and FDA about Diet Soda False Advertising

April 9, 2015 7:19 PM

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Group Sends Letters to FTC and FDA about Diet Soda False Advertising

A consumer advocacy group is calling today for federal regulatory agencies to investigate the use of the word “diet” by diet soda manufacturers, calling the adjective “deceptive, false and misleading” and citing research that finds diet soda may actually lead to weight gain instead of weight loss.

“This looks like a classic case of false advertising,” says Gary Ruskin, cofounder and executive director of the Oakland, CA-based nonprofit organization, U.S. Right to Know, which wrote two letters—one to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and another the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—demandin...

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