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FTC says company failed to vet ‘Made in USA’ labeling claims

July 22, 2014—A company that sells a “Made in USA” certification seal to marketers today agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by allowing companies to use the seal without independently verifying that those companies’ products were made in the United States.


Mars recalls rice because of unlisted barley

July 18, 2014—Mars Food North America recalled Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Garden Vegetable with Peas, Carrots and Corn, because the product might contain barley, which is a source of gluten that isn’t listed on the ingredient label.


Experts question report that touts organic produce

July 18, 2014—A new report suggests that organic fruits and vegetables deliver more nutritional benefits than does nonorganic produce. However, the study was funded in part by a foundation that supports organic farming, so consumers should remain skeptical of the findings.


Mercedes unveils new S65 AMG Coupe

July 16, 2014—Mercedes-Benz says the new S65 AMG Coupe will arrive at U.S. dealerships in October 2014 but, to no one’s surprise, the German sports car will have a price that’s out of reach for most consumers.