FTC Approves Final Consent Order in Matter Concerning Constellation Brands, Inc.

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Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter of Constellation Brands, Inc., and sent letters to the commenters of record. The FTC’s complaint charged that the company acted deceptively in marketing Wide Eye, a caffeinated alcoholic beverage.

The Commission vote approving the final order was 3-0, with Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour recused. (FTC File No. 092-3035; the staff contact is Janet Evans, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 202-326-2125; see press release dated June 10, 2009, at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/06/consbrands.shtm.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

(FYI 46.5.2009.wpd)

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