Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - UCL Food-Labeling Claims Must Await FDA Ruling, Federal Judge Rules

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - UCL Food-Labeling Claims Must Await FDA Ruling, Federal Judge Rules

SAN DIEGO - Another class action lawsuit alleging that a food company violates California's unfair competition law (UCL) by misbranding sugar in its products as "evaporated cane juice" must await a final ruling by the Food and Drug Administration on the common name for sweeteners derived from sugar cane syrup after a federal judge dismissed the action on Aug. 11 based on the primary jurisdiction doctrine (Nadine Saubers, et al. v. Kashi Company, No. 13-899, S.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110954).

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