Habitual Fix in hot water over hemp oil

first_imgNZ Herald 22 March 2015A popular fast food chain is in the gun after promising its hemp smoothies deliver a “potently healthy” hit.Habitual Fix uses slogans such as, “Man, that’s some strong stuff”, “Just ask your dealer” and “Don’t panic, we also do munchies” to promote the smoothies – but it’s not the drug references that have landed the company in trouble.Instore advertising claims the health benefits of hemp oil include increased energy and metabolism, improved cardiovascular health, better immunity, eased arthritis and lowered blood pressure.The hemp oil is blended with cucumber, mint, yoghurt and apple juice to make the $7.50 smoothies, that are served in a plastic cup with a cannabis leaf on the front.The Ministry for Primary Industries confirmed it was aware of the health claims and was investigating. Unsubstantiated health claims are prohibited on food in New Zealand.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11421118Hemp smoothie maker pulls ‘healthy, druggy’ advertsNZ Herald 29 March 2015A popular salad and sandwich chain has been ordered to pull advertising for its top-selling hemp smoothie because it made it sound like the drink could get you high.The Herald on Sunday revealed last weekend the advertising for Habitual Fix’s hemp smoothie included slogans such as “Man, that’s some strong stuff”, “Just ask your dealer,” and “Don’t panic, we also do munchies”.The $7.50 smoothies are a blend of hemp oil, cucumber, mint, yoghurt and apple juice.They were being served in a plastic cup with a cannabis leaf on the front.This week, the Ministry of Primary Industry contacted the owners of Habitual Fix and ordered them to amend the advertising.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11424713last_img read more

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino refuses to respond to Inter Milan rumours

first_img Mauricio Pochettino 1 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to discuss reports linking him with a move to Inter Milan.The San Siro club are currently on the lookout for a new manager after firing Stefano Pioli after just six months in charge.Reports in Italy have claimed that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone are the club’s two top targets.But it has also been suggested that Pochettino is on their radar given his impressive work at Tottenham.However, the Argentinean was in no mood to respond to the rumours when asked about the apparent interest from Serie A.He said: “There are many rumours now.“In the last few months there have been many, many rumours and that is another one.“No, I have nothing to say. I have nothing to say about rumours, I won’t talk about rumours.”last_img read more