The Commerce Commission was established by the Commerce Act 1986. In 2007 Pakuranga College students Anna Devathasan (left) and Jenny Suo demonstrated in the course of a science project that ready-to-drink Ribena – a blackcurrant-flavoured drink – which claimed to provide 44% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, had no detectable vitamin C. The Commerce Commission required GlaxoSmithKline, the makers of Ribena, to pay a $217,000 fine and to run advertisements correcting their claim.
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