Posted February 16, 2020 12:18:52Microsoft and its dip gum brand have been facing regulatory scrutiny for years.
The company has been sued for selling a product containing a synthetic form of a drug, which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found was “unlikely to cause or contribute to a disease.”
The FDA has also cited the company for failing to adequately warn consumers about potential side effects from dip gum, including allergic reactions.
In February, Microsoft and its subsidiary, DripGum, filed a lawsuit in New York against the FDA, the Food & Drug Administration, the United States Attorney’s Office in New Jersey, the New Jersey Attorney General, and other entities for a “series of violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and Federal Food Safety and Safety Act,” according to the lawsuit.
Microsoft alleges the companies are “in violation of the requirements of the federal law and are subject to federal, state, and local laws that prohibit unfair competition, anticompetitive conduct, and false advertising.”
Microsoft has also faced accusations from regulators of its relationship with a California-based company that was awarded a patent for the use of dip gum.
Drip gum has become the most popular brand of dip.
In a statement to Ars, Microsoft said, “we have long-standing relationships with the Dripgum company.
We are not aware of any issues with Drip Gum or its products.”
Drip was awarded patents related to the manufacture of dip and a product that is similar to dip.
Dip gum companies have also been accused of failing to meet safety standards.
In October, the U.S. Food &s; Drug administration issued a warning to consumers that some dip gum products may contain chemicals that can cause skin irritation.
The agency also noted that dip gum is made from sugar, and that “the FDA does not currently have sufficient information to determine whether there are any adverse health effects that may be caused by consuming these products.”
The FDA has been investigating whether Microsoft and Drip may have violated safety regulations by using dip gum in their products.
In December, the agency issued a final rule on the matter.
Microsoft’s case is ongoing.