Alcohol Producers: Think Twice Before Advertising Health Benefits on Product Labels.
In the case Bellion Spirits, LLC, et al v. United States of America, et al., a Federal Judge in Washington, DC, denied Bellion’s Motion for Summary Judgment and granted the Government’s Cross-Motion in a deceptive labeling matter. Bellion infuses their vodka with a compound called NTX. They claim “NTX helps protect DNA from alcohol-induced damage” and “NTX reduces alcohol-induced DNA damage.” Allegedly, these claims cannot be substantiated, and therefore, are not allowed to be put on the vodka bottles’ labels. The full court opinion can be found here. https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/district-of-columbia/dcdce/1:2017cv02538/191428/39/