DSSRC Administrative Closure #84
A direct selling company (“Company”) was contacted by the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) with respect to three Facebook posts that included claims that the Company’s products can boost the immune system and protect users from the coronavirus. Shortly after receipt of DSSRC initial correspondence, the Company contacted the salesforce members responsible for the posts and requested that the posts be removed. DSSRC subsequently confirmed that the three posts were disabled. DSSRC agreed that the Company’s actions were necessary and appropriate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Food Drug Administration have all stated that there are no approved vaccines, drugs or investigational products currently available to treat or prevent COVID-19.