‘Complan’ claim of tall children questioned: MFDA files case
Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has filed a chargesheet in the Mazgaon metropolitan magistrate’s court against health drink Complan’s advertising claim that it can add two inches to children’s height. According to FDA joint commissioner (food) C B Pawar, a month-long investigation had preceded the filing of the case.
The FDA’s chargesheet names seven officials of Heinz India Pvt Ltd in its petition dated May 3, 2010, clearly stating the offence as “an exaggerated advertisement on television channels about food article Complan”. The companyHeinz India denied any knowledge about the case.