Press Conference: FTC to Announce Initiative Against Deceptive Claims Made by National Marketers of Fad Weight Loss Products

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Event Description

WHAT: The Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. ET, to announce an initiative against deceptive advertising of weight-loss products.
WHO: Jessica Rich, Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
WHEN: Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. ET.  (The room will open 30 minutes early for media set up.)
WHERE: Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 432
Washington, DC

Call-in and Webcast Information: The toll-free phone number in the U.S. is (800) 288-8975, the international phone number is (612) 332-0923, the confirmation number is 314756, and the chairperson is Bruce Jennings.  The lines, which are for media only, will open at 10:30 a.m. ET.  Please reference the confirmation number when joining the call.  This event will be webcast.
PRESS CONTACT: Office of Public Affairs


Event Details

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