Rulings (18)
  • ITV Broadcasting Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 03 February 2021

    A TV ad by McDonald’s aired during an ad break for the film Nancy Drew was not found to have breached the BCAP Code.

  • Skinny Tan Ltd in association with Elly Norris

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 03 February 2021

    Two Instagram stories by an influencer promoting a beauty product were banned for applying a filter which misleadingly exaggerated the effect the product was capable of achieving.

  • LARQ

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 27 January 2021

    A paid-for Facebook post by a water bottle retailer was banned for implying that a bottle could kill all bacteria and viruses without holding substantial evidence to support the claim.

  • Manuka Doctor (UK) Ltd

    • Upheld
    • National newspaper (ad feature)
    • 06 January 2021

    A newspaper ad for a brand of honey was banned for implying that it could be used as a treatment for coughs and for implying that its “anti-microbial” properties could treat diseases.

  • L(A)B Life and Beauty

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 16 December 2020

    A website post and three Facebook posts by a skin and healthcare company were banned for claiming its belt product could help consumers lose weight without substantial evidence to support the claim.

  • Lidl Great Britain Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), National press, Leaflet
    • 16 December 2020

    Two leaflets, a website, and two newspaper ads for Lidl products were banned for quoting unsubstantiated RRP claims.

  • SCA Investments Ltd t/a Gousto

    • Upheld
    • 02 December 2020

    A website ad for the meal subscription service Gousto misleadingly stated that their packaging was 100% plastic free and misleadingly stated that it was 100% recyclable.

  • Comfort Click Ltd t/a WeightWorld.co.uk, ShytoBuy.co.uk

    • Upheld
    • 07 October 2020

    An Amazon listing for a foot and leg massage therapy machine was banned for making medical claims despite the product not being a CE-marked medical device.

  • Skinny Clinic t/a Germaine Smith and Michel Thompson

    • Upheld
    • 07 October 2020

    Three Instagram posts by a weight loss injection provider which made irresponsible weight loss claims and a website ad which promoted prescription-only medicines to the general public were banned.

  • Skinny Revolution Ltd

    • Upheld
    • 07 October 2020

    Four Instagram post by a weight loss injection provider were banned for making irresponsible weight loss claims, for promoting prescription-only medicines to the general public and for exploiting people’s insecurities around body image during lockdown.

  • SkinnyJab Ltd t/a Skinny Jab

    • Upheld
    • 07 October 2020

    Two Instagram posts by an influencer in association with a weight loss injection provider were banned for promoting prescription-only medicines to the general public and for irresponsibly implying that the product could be used by people who were not overweight.

  • Marlow Foods Ltd t/a Quorn Foods

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 30 September 2020

    A TV ad for a Quorn product was banned for misleadingly implying that it helped reduce consumers’ carbon footprint.

  • Not Guilty Food Co Ltd t/a The Skinny Food Co

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site), Social media (own site)
    • 27 May 2020

    A paid social media ad and a website for Skinny Sauce products made nutrition claims that implied they were calorie-free or energy free when they did not meet the conditions of use for the claims.

  • Revival Drinks Ltd t/a Revival Shots

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 27 May 2020

    A Facebook ad and two Instagram ads for Revival Shots broke the ad rules by implying that their food product could prevent, treat or cure human disease and for making health claims that were not listed as authorised on the EU Register of nutrition and health claims.

  • Chuckling Goat Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Transport, Website (own site)
    • 13 May 2020

    A poster ad and website claims by a food provider broke the rules by implying its products prevented, treated or cured human disease.

  • Mizkan Euro Ltd t/a Branston

    • Not upheld
    • Poster
    • 13 May 2020

    A poster ad for vinegar did not condone or encourage poor nutritional habits or an unhealthy lifestyle in children.

  • Iceland Foods Ltd t/a Iceland

    • Not upheld
    • National press
    • 29 April 2020

    A national press ad for a supermarket did not make a misleading price comparison.

  • BKUK Group Ltd t/a Burger King

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 15 April 2020

    Ads in social media for a plant-based burger misleadingly implied that the product was suitable for vegans and vegetarians.