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Genetically Modified Foods Labeling Laws Under Attack in Congress and Federal Court of Appeals
Posted on 4 Nov 2015 by DLA Piper

GM bill is likely to be introduced in US Senate. The industry-backed Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this bill: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], which would prohibit individual states from setting standards... Read More

Food Court Report: Judge Fails to Find Ascertainable Class Members, Predominance, or Adequate Representation in Labeling Suit against Skinnygirl Cocktails, LLC
Posted on 25 Feb 2015 by Keller and Heckman LLP

United States Judge, Manish S. Shah, refused to certify a putative class in a labeling suit finding that the class members could not be easily identified, that the class representative was inadequate; and that common issues to class members did not predominate... Read More

Grocery Manufacturers Association, Others Say 2009 FDA Guidance On Use Of the Term “Evaporated Cane Juice” Has Caused Chaos In Food Industry
Posted on 4 Jun 2014 by DLA Piper

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... Read More

Tags: Food , sugar , natural , labeling

FDA Declines to Define "Natural"
Posted on 5 Feb 2014 by DLA Piper

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... Read More

'Natural' Target of False Advertising Class Action Escapes Liability
Posted on 27 Jan 2014 by GreenbergTraurig

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... Read More