Soda Giants Can Keep Using “Diet”
The Federal Trade Commission has sided with soda giants Coca Cola and Pepsi on the use of the word “diet.” Consumer rights groups US Right To Know called the word deceptive, false and misleading and urged the FTC to ban it. The group cited several studies that supports its claim diet drinks can lead to weight gain. US Right To Know’s Co-director called the FTC’s action regrettable. And said he believes – quote – “Diet soda will go down in US history as one of the greatest consumer frauds ever.