DSSRC Administrative Closure #119
The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (“DSSRC”) contacted a direct selling company (the “Company”) regarding five social media posts disseminated by Company salesforce members on Facebook and Instagram. DSSRC was concerned that five of the social media posts conveyed unsubstantiated product, health and wellness benefits including claims that the Company’s products provide immune support that may protect against diseases including COVID-19 and influenza. DSSRC also brought a sixth social media post to the direct selling company’s attention that contained more generic product claims including the product being “anti-inflammatory” and a great source of antioxidants.
In response to DSSRC’s inquiry, the Company promptly contacted the salesforce members that made the social media posts and had all six posts deleted. Based upon the Company’s good faith actions to address the concerns of DSSRC, DSSRC administratively closed this inquiry.
(closed on 1/14/2021)