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Inflated claims by Activia yogurt and DanActive drinks cost Dannon $21M

Inflated claims by Activia yogurt and DanActive drinks cost Dannon $21M

New Jersey collects $425,000 in 39-state settlement

Activia yogurt and DanActive drinks don't do all that The Dannon Co. Inc. has claimed in advertisements and it is costing the business $21 million to resolve allegations it made unsubstantiated and deceptive marketing claims,

State Attorney General Paula T. Dow Wednesday announced New Jersey has entered into a multi-state settlement agreement with Dannon under which the company will pay a total of $21 million to 39 states. New Jersey will collect $425,000.

The investigation that led to the settlement focused on claims made by Dannon about the purported health benefits of eating Activia and drinking DanActive.

Among other things, New Jersey and the other states allege that Dannon has misleadingly claimed in its marketing of Activia yogurt that a single serving per day for two weeks "improves intestinal transit time." In fact, the states' investigation found, the majority of studies show that it requires significantly more Activia — three servings per day for two weeks — to achieve digestive benefits.

 

N.J. medical marijuana sent back for changes

N.J. medical marijuana sent back for changes
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The effort to make medical marijuana available to those who need it is back to the drawing board. A New Jersey Senate has voted to require Governor Christie to redesign...

Leave elders in nursing homes at Christmas

Leave elders in nursing homes at Christmas
BY CAROL ABAYA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE SANDWICH GENERATION

Should you take a loved one from a nursing home to your home during Christmas? Probably not!

One reader wrote that her husband told her to leav...

Death of New Jersey baseball player puts spotlight on commotio cordis

Death of New Jersey baseball player puts spotlight on commotio cordis
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A sudden, and usually fatal heart condition may have been the cause of the tragic death of the young baseball catcher from Garfield on Friday. Doctors and sports equipm...

Assembly panel approves bill to improve Cedar Brook Hospital in Plainfield for Huntington's disease patients

Assembly panel approves bill to improve Cedar Brook Hospital in Plainfield for Huntington's disease patientsA proposal to improve a specialized care nursing facility in Plainfield for the treatment and care of patients with Huntington's disease was approved Monday by the Assembly Health and Senior Services ...

Proposal to create Center for Oral Health at UMDNJ approved by Assembly panel

Proposal to create Center for Oral Health at UMDNJ approved by Assembly panel

Part of effort to promote dental care among children

The proposal would establish the New Jersey Center for Oral Health at the New Jersey Dental School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of Ne...

New Jersey medicinal marijuana agreement reached

New Jersey medicinal marijuana agreement reached

Drug will be dispensed at 6 centers, no home delivery

An agreement has been reached on state regulations for medicinal marijuana that will attempt to ensure the program will have adequate safety and se...

Study: No cancer risk near Jersey City chromium waste sites

Study: No cancer risk near Jersey City chromium waste sites

New Jersey health officials checked for oral, esophageal, stomach cancer

A health assessment by the state Department of Health and Department of Environmental Protection has found no evidence that Jers...

World Aids Day 2010: The Pope and condoms

World Aids Day 2010: The Pope and condoms
BY SUSIE WILSON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
SEX MATTERS

There is some good news about the pandemic this World AIDS Day. Fewer people are becoming infected with HIV than at the peak of the epidemic, according t...

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