PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Dannon Co. Inc. has agreed pay $21 million
and drop some health claims for its Activia yogurt and DanActive
dairy drink under pressure from state and federal regulators.
The food company has claimed in its marketing its Activia yogurt
helps relieve irregularity and that its DanActive drink helps
people avoid catching colds or the flu.
The Federal Trade Commission says Wednesday there is not enough
evidence to back those claims. It says it has reached a settlement
with the company that prohibits it from making such claims unless
they are approved by the FDA.
The attorneys general from 39 states also that they've reached a
$21 million settlement with the food maker over the claims.
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