BBB National Programs Decisions
8/10/2021 - National Advertising Division Finds Butterball’s Qualified “All Natural” Claims Supported; Recommends Certain Other Claims be Modified or Discontinued
New York, NY – August 10, 2021 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs determined that Butterball, LLC provided a reasonable basis for several claims for its turkey products but recommended that others be modified or discontinued. The claims at issue were challenged by Animal Outlook (AO), a not-for-profit animal rights organization.
7/27/2021 - NAD Finds “Scientifically Formulated” Claim for Morning Recovery Dietary Supplement Supported; Recommends Modification of “80% Improvement” Claim
New York, NY – July 27, 2021 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs determined that More Labs, Inc.’s claim that its Morning Recovery dietary supplement is “scientifically formulated to help you bounce back after drinking” was supported. NAD recommended, however, that the advertiser modify the claim “users of Morning Recovery showed up to 80% improvement on specific hangover symptoms after drinking” to include the specific symptoms which achieved a near 80 percent improvement. The advertiser’s Morning Recovery dietary supplement is promoted to alleviate hangover symptoms if consumed prior to drinking alcohol. The claims at issue, which appeared in internet advertising, were challenged by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
7/21/2021 - National Advertising Division Finds Claim that Kerasal Fungal Nail Renewal “Starts Improving Nail Appearance in Just 2 Days” Supported
New York, NY – July 21, 2021 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) determined that Advantice provided a reasonable basis for the claim that its Kerasal Fungal Nail Renewal product “starts improving nail appearance in just 2 days.” The claim at issue, which appeared on product packaging and in internet advertising, was originally challenged by Arcadia Consumer Healthcare in 2020. After the decision, NAD was informed that the challenger violated the program's Policies and Procedures. NAD closed the case and reopened it through NAD’s monitoring program. The advertiser appealed the decision, withdrew its appeal, agreed to comply with NAD’s recommendations, and then petitioned to reopen the matter with new evidence.
7/20/2021 - National Advertising Division Finds Safe Catch Tuna Mercury Testing Claims Supported; Recommends Modification or Discontinuance of Certain Other Claims
New York, NY – July 20, 2021 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) determined that Safe Catch, Inc., a manufacturer of pouched and canned tuna products sold under the brands Safe Catch Elite, Safe Catch Ahi Yellowfin Tuna, and Safe Catch Wild Albacore, provided a reasonable basis for several claims but recommended that others be modified or discontinued. The claims at issue were challenged by The National Fisheries Institute (NFI), a non-profit trade association that operates, among other councils, the Tuna Council which represents the largest processors and household names for canned and pouched tuna in the United States.
7/13/2021 - In Two Fast-Track SWIFT Cases, One Voluntary Discontinuance of Claims, and One National Advertising Division Recommendation to Discontinue Claims
New York, NY – July 13, 2021 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs closed two new Fast-Track SWIFT cases in June. Function challenged PerSe Beauty’s “over 192,000 5-star product reviews” claim and Nestle Nutrition challenged Reckitt Benckiser’s exclusivity claims about the ingredients of the Enfamil brand’s Nutramigen line of infant formula products. Fast-Track SWIFT is an expedited NAD process designed for single-issue advertising cases.
6/30/2021 - National Advertising Division Recommends AT&T Modify Certain Claims Comparing its Fiber-Optic Internet Services Upload Speed to Cable; Advertiser to Appeal
New York, NY – June 30, 2021 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that, in connection with comparative advertising for its fiber-optic internet service, AT&T Services modify the express claim that all cable upload speeds are slow and the implied claim that Comcast’s internet is unreliable to avoid conveying the messages that cable users are unable to video chat, upload large files, expand their businesses, or sell their homes. NAD further recommended that AT&T modify its “better internet” and “faster internet experience” claims to avoid conveying unsupported messages. AT&T will appeal NAD’s recommendation to modify these claims.
6/30/2021 - NAD Recommends Modification of “#1 Derm-Trusted Suncare” Claim for Neutrogena; JJCI Appeals Recommendation to Discontinue Other Claim
New York, NY – June 30, 2021 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs did not take issue with support provided for Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc.’s claim that its Neutrogena brand provides “#1 Derm-Trusted Suncare.” NAD, recommended, however, that JJCI modify its use of the claim in conjunction with the phrase “used most often for themselves and their own families” to avoid misleading consumer takeaways. NAD also recommended that the advertiser discontinue several "#1 Dermatologist Recommended" claims.
6/29/2021 - National Advertising Division Refers TikTok Influencer Advertising for Coldest Water Bottle to Federal Trade Commission for Further Review
New York, NY – June 29, 2021 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs has referred advertising claims made by The Coldest Water, LLC to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for review. Through its ad monitoring program, NAD inquired about numerous TikTok videos by influencers featuring the reusable, insulated Coldest Water bottle. The advertiser did not respond to NAD’s request to provide support for its claims.
6/29/2021 - National Advertising Division Recommends Life Renew Discontinue Certain Claims for its NerveRenew Dietary Supplement
New York, NY – June 29, 2021 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs recommended that Neuropathy Treatment Group, d/b/a Life Renew, discontinue the following claims for its NerveRenew dietary supplement: “100% Stabilized R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (R-ALA) is our most important ingredient," “It contains the most powerful and clinically studied forms of B vitamins, Stabilized R Alpha Lipoic Acid, anti-oxidants and herbal extracts. All the ingredients have been included in clinical studies and provide a synergistic effect when taken together," and “3X Greater Bioavailability." The claims at issue were challenged by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
6/24/2021 - National Advertising Division Recommends Audien, LLC Discontinue “Tinnitus Management” and Comparative Pricing Claims for its Rechargeable Hearing Aids
New York, NY – June 24, 2021 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs recommended that Audien, LLC discontinue the following claims for its rechargeable hearing aid: “Rechargeable Hearing Aids for $89/pair*”, “Similar technology to $5000 hearing aids", and “Can be used for Tinnitus management.” These claims, which appeared in internet advertising, were challenged by NAD as part of the independent non-profit organization’s routine monitoring program.