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Enviga claims challenged in suit

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The Center for Science in the Public Interests files suit against Coke and Nestle Feb. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, charging the firms make "fraudulent" claims in marketing and labeling for its Enviga "calorie-burning" diet green tea beverage. Specific claims the watchdog group targets include Enviga's "negative calories" claim and claims that drinking the green tea-flavored drink is "much smarter" than following other quick dieting techniques. "According to CSPI scientists who reviewed the studies cited by Coke and Nestle, Enviga is just a highly caffeinated and over-priced diet soda, and is exactly the kind of faddy, phony diet aid it claims not to be," CSPI states in a release. The firms launched Enviga in November 2006 (1"The Tan Sheet" Oct. 23, 2006, p. 11)...
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