01/21/2016 14:17 EST | Updated 01/21/2017 00:12 EST

CBC's 'Marketplace' apologizes for faulty report on vitamins and supplements

TORONTO — CBC-TV's "Marketplace" is apologizing for errors in an episode about supplements and vitamins.

The apology comes in a lengthy post on CBC's website and Facebook page.

"Marketplace" says it relied on a Michigan lab to test samples of a popular vitamin C product and several protein powders last summer.

The current affairs show was trying to test the accuracy of the manufacturers' claims and found the vitamin and protein content to be lacking.

But "Marketplace" now says "the lab got some of the results wrong."

The show says it apologizes to the companies involved, as well as viewers.

"We're responsible for our journalism, and it's a responsibility we take very seriously," the post reads. "The lab results and analysis were wrong, but we reported it. We also want to apologize to the companies in our report."


On the web: "Marketplace"'s full apology

The Canadian Press