After a petfood investigation in September and October, the Taiwanese Consumer Protection Commission has reported that petfood packages are being found with misleading descriptions that exaggerate the health benefits of consumption, according to AsiaOne News .
Misleading descriptions included "magical" health benefits for pets, and some went so far as to promise the prevention of aging and decreasing the likelihood of cancer.
According to the Fair Trade Act, a company found to market a product with deceptive descriptions can face a maximum fine of NT$25 million (US$775,000).
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