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Regulatory Rumblings Archive

July 2011

TRUTH in Labeling – Voluntarism Unmasked

Posted: Jul 20, 2011 9:00am ET

Last Thursday (July 14th 2011), the FTC ended its comment period on the Interagency Working Group’s (IWG) proposed principles for Food Marketing to Children. Comments flooded in from virtually every segment of the food, beverage, restaurant and advertising communities. They forcefully pierced the façade that these “proposals” are anything other than thinly disguised government ultimatums, despite being labeled “voluntary” by the IWG.

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Regulatory Supersizing

Posted: Jul 5, 2011 11:30am ET

Our response to a blog post by David Vladeck of the FTC that mocks, disparages, deprecates and dismisses a broad range of serious issues raised by the business community concerning the Interagency Working Group’s (IWG) Proposal on Food Marketed to Children.

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Focuses on all federal and state government and legal initiatives that threaten national advertisers' freedom of commercial speech. The blog is penned by Dan Jaffe, the ANA's Group Executive Vice President, Government Relations, who also heads the trade association's Washington office.