FTC Files Suit Against Marketer of Acai Supplements

September 22, 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC; Washington, DC) will formally announce a lawsuit next Monday against a marketer of acai berry supplements for weight loss and colon cleansing, according to a press release posted yesterday on FTC...s website.  

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC; Washington, DC) will formally announce a lawsuit next Monday against a marketer of acai berry supplements for weight loss and colon cleansing, according to a press release posted yesterday on FTC...s website.

According to FTC, the company in question was advertising claims, including '"Use With Caution! Major weight loss in short periods of time may occur,' 'detoxify your organs,' and break down and remove 'toxic waste matter which may have been stuck in the folds and wrinkles of your digestive system for years and years.' Consumers reported to have been charged for the 'free' trials they were provided.

Monday...s formal announcement will feature David C. Vladeck, director of FTC...s Bureau of Consumer Protection and two customers who were charged on the 'free' trials.