SOURCE: Stop Labeling Lies Coalition

October 29, 2005 00:28 ET

Stop Labeling Lies Coalition Welcomes Efforts of the Center for Science in the Public Interest

CSPI the Latest to Ask for a "Crackdown" on Fraudulent Labeling Claims

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 29, 2005 -- The following is a statement being issued by Stop Labeling Lies Coalition. The Stop Labeling Lies Coalition welcomes the efforts of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, who announced this week a "Crackdown" on fraudulent labeling claims. But it is important to note that our coalition has identified a long line of offenders who exaggerate the absence of ingredients in order to mislead consumers. The Stop Labeling Lies Coalition is currently waiting for responses from five state agencies, a similar number of corporations and from the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration on complaints about false and misleading labels that confuse consumers.

Consumers misled by labeling claims spend more of their family food budgets on these products, which are the same as the less costly but equally safe and nutritious quality products not making these claims. In addition, these misleading marketing practices may be harming family farmers by limiting their production technique choices. This harms animal welfare by preventing farmers from using safe, government-approved animal health treatments, and it drives more children towards the soda aisle and away from nutritious products.

To see our gallery of misleading food labels, please visit http://stoplabelinglies.com/gallery/gallery.html.

To report a false or misleading label, please visit http://stoplabelinglies.com/report/report.html.

About the Stop Labeling Lies Coalition

The Stop Labeling Lies educational and advocacy web site is the work of a coalition of individual consumers and non-profit sound science, agricultural, consumer and public policy organizations. The Stop Labeling Lies project is independent from any commercial or for-profit interests. Coalition members represent a range of perspectives regarding the importance of consumer choice informed by truthful and non-misleading labeling and marketing of various goods and services. For more information or to contact a coalition member, e-mail us at contact@stoplabelinglies.com with your specific inquiry. On the Web at http://www.stoplabelinglies.com

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Steve Milloy
    Stop Labeling Lies Coalition
    Ph: 301.258.9320
    Email Contact