Feds Subpoena Chuck E. Cheese

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  1. Capitalist

    Capitalist Jeffersonian Liberal

    May 22, 2010
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    Advertising Age reported:
    The Federal Trade Commission is once again handing out subpoenas to companies that market food to children and teens.
    Three years after initially delivering what is technically known as “orders to file special report” to 44 marketers, the FTC last week began sending subpoenas to 48 companies in order to prepare a follow-up to its 120-page report issued in 2008, “Marketing Food to Children and Adolescents: A Review of Industry Expenditures, Activities and Self-Regulation.”
    “This is a follow-up to measure the effects that self-regulation has had over the last three years,” said Carol Jennings, spokeswoman for the FTC’s Division of Advertising Practices/Bureau of Consumer Protection. “We are supportive of industry voluntary efforts to limit their marketing to kids and this will see whether more is needed.”
    Ms. Jennings said the findings will be made available to the public.
    A handful of marketers that received subpoenas in 2007 were left off the 2010 list, presumably because they have limited their marketing to children. Twelve companies on this year’s list are new, but 36 companies are once again receiving subpoenas — including Yum Brands, which was called out by FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz in a December 2009 speech in which he said, “Many companies that market heavily to children and teens have yet to join or make a commitment. Why, for instance, hasn’t Yum Brands, with its KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut chains, stepped up? Or Chuck E. Cheese and IHOP? Or the marketers of Air Heads and Baby Bottle Pops?”
    Calls to Yum Brands were not returned. A spokeswoman for CEC Entertainment, parent company of Chuck E. Cheese, said she could not comment without having seen the subpoena.
    Here’s the list of companies:

    (marketers in bold did not receive a similar subpoena in 2007)

    1. Boskovich Farms
    2. Burger King Holdings
    3. California Giant
    4. Campbell Soup Co.
    5. CEC Entertainment
    6. Chiquita Brands International
    7. The Coca-Cola Co.
    8. Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
    9. Coca-Cola Enterprises
    10. ConAgra Foods
    11. Dairy Management
    12. Danone Foods
    13. Del Monte Fresh Produce
    14. Doctor’s Associates
    15. Dole Food Co.
    16. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
    17. Dunkin’ Brands
    18. General Mills
    19. Grimmway Enterprises
    20. Hansen Natural Corp.
    21. The Hershey Co.
    22. Hinkle Produce
    23. Hostess Brands
    24. Imagination Farms
    25. Kellogg Co.
    26. Kraft Foods
    27. LGS Specialty Sales
    28. Mars, Incorporated
    29. McDonald’s Corp.
    30. McKee Foods Corp.
    31. National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board
    32. Nestlé USA
    33. PepsiCo
    34. Perfetti Van Melle USA
    35. The Procter & Gamble Company
    36. Ralcorp Holdings
    37. Ready Pac Produce
    38. Red Bull North America
    39. Rockstar
    40. Sonic Corporation
    41. Stemilt Growers
    42. Summeripe Worldwide
    43. Sunkist Growers
    44. Sunny Delight Beverages Co.
    45. The Topps Co.
    46. Unilever United States
    47. Wendy’s/Arby’s Group
    48. Yum Brands
  2. Barb

    Barb Carpe Scrotum

    Apr 2, 2009
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    I hate chuck, and hear tell his cheese is fomunda.:evil:

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