By Sam Baker - 08/04/11 02:34 PM EDT
According to the coalition, even bottled water couldn’t be advertised under the proposed restrictions because it does not provide any nutritional value. Canned vegetables have too much salt to meet the proposed marketing criteria, as does salad dressing, the group said.
The Federal Trade Commission, one of the four agencies that devised the draft recommendations, has pushed back hard against such criticism in the past. The FTC said last month that its proposal wouldn’t ban any marketing and sharply rejected suggestions that the voluntary program would infringe on free speech.