Rulings (25)
  • Aspire Nutrition

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 03 July 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad made claims that a supplement could help to prevent, treat or cure autism. 

  • Happy Koala LLC t/a Happy Mammoth

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 03 July 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for a weight-loss supplement made unauthorised health claims, made claims that people could lose fat from specific parts of the body and referred to a rate or amount of weight loss which is prohibited by our rules. 

  • Mitchells & Butlers Leisure Retail Ltd t/a Harvester

    • Upheld
    • 03 July 2024

    A website promotion for the Harvester app misleadingly omitted material information about the significant limitations and qualifications of the promotion

  • Spectrum Awakening

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 03 July 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad made claims that a supplement could help to prevent, treat or cure developmental language disorder, autism and ADHD.

  • The Big Table Group Ltd t/a Las Iguanas

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 03 July 2024

    A TikTok ad encouraged excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcohol, and featured someone under the age of 25 playing a significant role which is prohibited by our strict alcohol rules.

  • The Clean Supps LLC t/a Inno Supps

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 03 July 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for a weight-loss supplement made unauthorised health claims, made claims that people could lose fat from specific parts of the body and referred to a rate or amount of weight loss which is prohibited by our rules. 

  • The Drop Supplements Ltd t/a Drop

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 03 July 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for a supplement made claims that it could prevent, treat or cure stress, anxiety and ADHD and made unauthorised specific health claims.

  • air up GmbH

    • Upheld
    • Internet (video)
    • 03 July 2024

    A YouTube ad featuring public urination condoned anti-social and potentially unlawful behaviour.

  • Hangcure Ltd t/a Hangcure

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 15 May 2024

    A TikTok ad for a hangover cure claimed that a food supplement could treat human disease.

  • Tonic Nutrition Ltd t/a Tonic Health

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site), Social media (own site)
    • 15 May 2024

    A website and Instagram reel made unauthorised nutrition and comparative nutrition claims, and discredited competitors' products. 

  • XC Trains Ltd t/a Cross Country Trains

    • Internet (website content)
    • 17 April 2024

    A webpage made misleading claims about the availability of complimentary food and drink for First Class passengers on Cross Country Trains.

  • Vytaliving Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Press general
    • 27 March 2024

    A press ad for nutritional tablets claimed a food could treat, prevent or cure human disease, featured claims that were not authorised on the GB NHC Register, and made misleading claims around savings.

  • Aldi Stores Ltd t/a Aldi

    • Upheld
    • National press
    • 20 March 2024

    A wrap around national press ad made misleading comparative claims which could not be verified, as well as a misleading claim about prices compared to last year.

  • Hovis Ltd t/a Hovis

    • Not upheld
    • Internet (website content), Social media (own site)
    • 28 February 2024

    Three webpages and an Instagram post did not misleadingly use the terms “rustic”, “authentical”, “traditional”, “artisanal-inspired bread” and “no artificial preservatives”.

  • BKUK Group Ltd t/a Burger King

    • Upheld
    • Email
    • 07 February 2024

    Three emails for foods in high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) were directed at children through the media in which they appeared.

  • EFL Digital Ltd t/a EFL

    • Upheld
    • 20 December 2023

    Two online calendar events for The English Football League (EFL) and Papa John’s: a. The first calendar event, seen on 21 October 2022, featured the headline “[football emoji] Papa Johns Trophy: Stevenage vs Tottenham Hotspur U21”. Text within the event stated “We’ve partnered with Papa...

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) Ltd t/a KFC

    • Upheld in part
    • 20 December 2023

    An email and two outdoor poster ads for KFC, seen in October and November 2023: a. The email included an image with text that stated “FINALLY F CKIN’ GOOD”. The letters between the “F” and “CKIN’” were covered by chips. Text underneath stated "NOT-SO HUMBLE BRAG. ...

  • Kollo Health Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 22 November 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad for liquid collagen claimed it could reduce wrinkles and cause thicker hair, which could not be substantiated, and made specific health claims which had not been authorised on the GB Register.

  • Organic Burst World SA t/a Organic Burst

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 22 November 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad claimed that food supplement spirulina could treat vitamin B12 deficiency and therefore reverse the growth of grey hair, which breached the rules on claiming a food supplement can treat clinical vitamin deficiencies and symptoms. 

  • THG Nutrition Limited t/a My Protein

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 01 November 2023

    A TikTok post for a MyProtein promotion did not set out qualifying criteria for entry clearly and omitted significant conditions.

Informally resolved (5)
  • Grocery Delivery E-Services UK Ltd t/a HelloFresh

    • 26 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 0

    Topic: Food, drink and supplements

  • Roofoods Ltd t/a Deliveroo

    • 26 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 0

    Topic: Food, drink and supplements

  • Waitrose Ltd t/a Waitrose & Partners

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Food, drink and supplements

  • Wowcher Ltd t/a Wowcher

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Food, drink and supplements

  • Ello Group Ltd t/a Coffee Club

    • 12 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Food, drink and supplements