The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have sent warning letters to seventeen food makers for their “misleading” product labels that make unauthorized health or nutrition claims.
The letters went out to the makers of a broad array of products, including Juicy Juice, POM pomegranate juice, Nestle USA and Gerber baby food.
The companies have fifteen days to comply with label changes or they face having their products pulled from grocery shelves.
“It’s a new get-tough policy,” said Margaret Hamburg, FDA Commissioner.
"We continue to see products marketed with labeling that violates established labeling standards," Hamburg wrote. "To address these concerns, FDA is notifying a number of manufacturers that their labels are in violation of the law and subject to legal proceedings to remove misbranded products from the marketplace."
WebMD has a list of the 17 firms cited, and the products with "misleading" labels.