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FTC Rules 'Jogging in a Jug' Drink Has No Health Benefits

December 02, 1995| Reuters

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission ruled Friday that a drink called "Jogging in a Jug" provides no health benefits and can no longer be marketed as a health product.

In giving final approval to a consent agreement, the FTC barred sellers from promoting claims that the vinegar and apple and grape juice mix relieves ailments, including lethargy and heart disease, and provides the same healthy benefits as jogging.

The marketer, Third Option Laboratories of Muscle Shoals, Ala., has made millions of dollars selling the drink for about $6 a jar in supermarkets and through catalogues nationwide, said an FTC spokeswoman.

The company has admitted to no violations of law but must pay the government $480,000 to cover possible refunds to customers.

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