Announced Action(s) for October 6, 1998

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Consent agreements given final approval: Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final a consent agreement with the following entity. The Commission action makes the consent order binding on the respondent.

  • The Commission has voted to make final a consent order against TrendMark International, Inc. and its owners, William McCormack and E. Robert Gates. Under the terms of the final order, the company and its owners are prohibited from making claims about the health benefits, performance or efficacy of its NEURO-THIN and LIPO-THIN, or any food, drug or devise without competent and reliable scientific substantiation. The Commission vote to approve the order as final was 4-0. (See news release dated June 25, 1998; FTC File No. 972 3255; Staff contacts are Michael Bloom or Ronald Waldman, 212-264-1242.)

Copies of the documents referenced above are available from the FTC's web site at and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580; 202-326-3128; TTY for the hearing impaired 1-866-653-4261. To find out the latest news as it is announced, call the FTC NewsPhone recording at 202-326-2710.

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