FTC Warning Letter: Muscle Milk Contains No Milk

July 28, 2011

Among other infractions, the letter charges the company for using milk in its name when in fact the protein shakes contain no milk, as milk is defined by the Code of Federal Regulations.

CytoSport Inc., marketer of the Muscle Milk nutritional shakes, received an FTC warning letter in late June. Among other infractions, the letter charges the company for using milk in its name when in fact the protein shakes contain no milk, as milk is defined by the Code of Federal Regulations. The products do, however, contain milk-derived ingredients such as calcium and sodium caseinate, milk protein isolate, and whey-despite product labels claiming that the products contain no milk.

Other labeling infractions include calling the product “healthy,” despite containing a higher level of fat than allowed for “healthy” claims, as well as statement of identity and ingredient statement problems.