According to federal regulations, manufacturers must include an ingredient list on consumable products. These lists must clearly display what is contained in the product in descending order according to weight. This includes any chemical additives or preservatives as well. Failing to do so can result in accusations of false advertising, which can then lead to litigation. In some cases, depending on how the court rules, a business may be found guilty of false advertising and may even be forced to pay compensation in the event of a civil lawsuit.