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Energy Drinks, Sunny Delight, and Sugary Sodas Under the Public Microscope
Posted on 12 Nov 2014 by DLA Piper

Food and Beverage Alert By Stefanie Jill Fogel and Kathleen Smith Ruhland Bill promoting energy drink health guidelines is introduced. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) have introduced legislation that includes... 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

No Decision by FDA Until Next Year On Whether Evaporated Cane Juice is Misleading
Posted on 17 Aug 2015 by DLA Piper

By Stefanie Jill Fogel , Kathleen Smith Ruhland , and Maggie Craig FDA will not issue further guidance on evaporated cane juice until 2016. In a July 8, 2015 letter response to a Northern District of California federal judge (filed July 13, 2015),... Read More

Public Meeting on Proposed Rules to Change Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Sizes
Posted on 28 Jul 2014 by Keller and Heckman LLP

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting on June 26, 2014 to discuss the proposed rules to revise the Nutrition Facts label and serving sizes.[1] The meeting featured an overview of the proposed rules by FDA, a panel on stakeholder... Read More