Nestle warned by FDA over health claims

Another consumer packaged goods company is facing questions from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about its marketing of health claims.

Another consumer packaged goods company is facing questions from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about its marketing of health claims.

Nestle received two letters in early December from the federal agency, questioning the company's use of nutrient claims for some of its Juicy Juice products and its Boost Kid Essentials Nutritionally Complete Drink.

Earlier this year, the FDA sent a warning letter to General Mills  for claiming that Cheerios is clinically proven to lower cholesterol. Since Margaret Hamburg and Joshua Sharfstein took over the leadership of the FDA, the agency has cracked down on how companies communicate health claims to consumers.

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