FDA accuses Nestle of misleading labels

December 22, 2009 3:21:30 PM PST
The Food and Drug Administration says Nestle has made misleading claims about the health benefits of drinks for young children. The FDA has issued two warning letters to Nestle.

One says it makes unauthorized health claims about the brain development benefits of some juicy juice drinks marketed to children under the age of 2.

The agency also says labeling for some of the juices falsely claim to be all natural 100-percent juice.

A separate warning letter says Nestle's "boost kid essentials nutritionally complete drink" falsely promotes itself as a medical food.

So far Nestle has not commented on the FDA's claim.