"Sweet" and "Natural": Can One Word Have Meaning And One Not?

Two news items are our topic today: Ben & Jerry's removed the term "all natural" from its ice cream and was immediately sued by someone; and some people are labelling ordinary onions as "sweet" and charging a premium for them. First, "natural." The FDA, of course...

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'Natural' Target of False Advertising Class Action Escapes Liability

A recent decision in the Central District of California marks a victory for a company using the term “natural” to advertise its shampoo and lotion products. Balser v. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. , CV 13-05604-R, December 18, 2013 (dismissing complaint with prejudice) [ enhanced version...

FDA Declines to Define "Natural"

In a much anticipated letter response, FDA has officially declined the opportunity to administratively determine whether foods containing bioengineered ingredients may be labeled as “Natural,” “All Natural” or “100% Natural,” and more generally, declined the opportunity...

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Grocery Manufacturers Association, Others Say 2009 FDA Guidance On Use Of the Term “Evaporated Cane Juice” Has Caused Chaos In Food Industry

By Stefanie Jill Fogel and Mary B. Langowski In 2009, the FDA told manufacturers not to use the term “evaporated cane juice” on the grounds that the term could be used to conceal the fact that a product contains added sugar. The Grocery Manufacturers Association and several industry...

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