Federal Judge Rules Vitaminwater Advertising is a Load of Shi*t

Via Consumerist:

By including the suggestion that the product will “keep you healthy” or “help bring about a healthy state of physical and mental being” alongside such statements, the quoted language implies that the nutrient content of vitaminwater may help consumers maintain healthy dietary practices. I conclude, therefore, in light of the language and context in which they are used, that the statements on the “defense” and “B- Relaxed” labels constitute implied nutrient content claims which use the word “healthy.” Such claims are in violation of violation of FDA regulations because . . . vitaminwater achieves its nutritional content solely through fortification that violates FDA policy.”

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With very few exceptions, any food with health claims on its packaging isn’t that great for you, and the best food out there doesn’t even have nutrition labels.