WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that a U.S. district court judge has ruled that COORGA Nutraceuticals Corporation and its principal Garfield Coore violated the law by alleging their “Grey Defence” dietary supplements reversed or prevented gray hair.
The company can no longer say that its products can reverse or prevent gray hair, unless it comes up with viable scientific evidence. The defendants will also pay $391,335 in penalties, some of which may go to allegedly defrauded consumers.
“If a company says a product can get rid of gray hair or have some other miraculous result, they need the science to support that,” said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “We’re pleased that the court agreed with the commission that strong product claims require strong evidence backing them up.”
The FTC initially filed its complaint against the defendants in May 2015. The court granted its motion for summary judgment last month.
The FTC had previously reached settlements with GetAwayGrey LLC and Rise-N-Shine LLC, two marketers of similar products.