Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Bayer Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Bayer
Penalty: 
$3,200,000
Year: 
2007
Date: 
January 4, 2007
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

The Bayer Corporation agreed to pay a $3.2 million civil penalty to settle FTC allegations that advertisements for One-A-Day WeightSmart multivitamins violated an earlier Commission order requiring all health claims for One-A-Day brand vitamins to be supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Federal Trade Commission
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
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Parent company note: 
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