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The FDA Goes Gluten-Free: Let's Speed It Up

The FDA's final rule on gluten-free labeling was published in the Federal Register on August 5, 2013, with a mandatory date for compliance of one year thereafter, or August 5, 2014. But the FDA makes clear that this is an outside date. "However, as stated, FDA anticipates that manufacturers...

Is Paleo the New Black?

An article by two lawyers at Reed Smith, Drew Amoroso and David S. Reidy , entitled “Is ‘Paleo’ The Next Battleground In Food Litigation?” , reminded me of this prior article , the one I wanted to call “Don’t Make Artisan the New Natural”. Their article is behind...

Food Court Report: Consumers Can Challenge Certified Organic Products They Believe Contain Improper Ingredients

In Segedie v. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. , a trial court in the Southern District of New York held that plaintiffs had properly stated a claim of consumer fraud based on alleged misuse of the term “organic [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ]. ”...