RIP Philo

GlaxoSmithKlein get spanked by a couple of Kiwi schoolgirls:

Talking of fruit drinks it seems you can't always believe  the label:
Permalink trollop 
March 27th, 2007 5:56pm
"Spanked"?  $200,000 after at least 2 years of false advertising?  Saying it had 4 times the vitamin C of orange juice, when there's NO vitamin C in there?

I wouldn't call that "spanked".  "Tap on the wrist", maybe.  "Nod and a wink", perhaps.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 27th, 2007 6:08pm
Only 2 years? Hasn't that product been around since 1903 or something like that?
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 27th, 2007 6:56pm
Meh - I had my "The Sun" subeditor's cap on.

You do have a point - it's a tap on the wrist with a feather. The only thing companies understand and fear is a real hit on the bottom line while the bench still clings to the quaint idea that "loss of reputation" is additional deterrent when sentencing.

Good work by the two sleuths btw.
Permalink trollop 
March 27th, 2007 7:46pm
"It agreed that its cartoned, ready-to-drink Ribena, which it claimed had seven milligrams of vitamin C per 100 millilitres, in fact had no detectable vitamin C content."


It's fraud.  Put them in jail.
Permalink buggy dev 
March 28th, 2007 1:28am
Have the CEO resemble his product ... force him to go w/o vitamin C for 5 years.
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
March 28th, 2007 1:59pm
(strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, btw.)
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
March 28th, 2007 1:59pm
So are Kiwis.
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 28th, 2007 3:44pm

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