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Motion to stay filed in FDA nutritional guide lawsuit

Olivia Olsen Oct. 6, 2017, 8:48am

Two motions have been filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in a matter between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and two independent science groups over the alleged lack of enforcement in providing consumers with nutritional facts at food establishments.

Kiss My Face files motion to stay in case questioning the use of 'natural' on labels

Chandra Lye Aug. 1, 2017, 12:42pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A cosmetics company at the center of a class action lawsuit has requested the court hold off on a decision until the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines the term "natural."

Slack fill suits sharply on rise in 2017, FDA regulations triggering uptick

Glenn Minnis Jan. 26, 2017, 12:35pm

SILVER SPRING, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The number of slack-fill complaints are sharply on the rise, triggered by new, sweeping Food and Drug Administration regulations aimed at protecting consumers from product manufacturers.

Will FDA guidance, or lack thereof, affect food and beverage litigation?

Jessica Karmasek Dec. 23, 2016, 9:47am

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it does not approve food labels before they are put on the market.

Why are consumers unhappy with their food and drink filing class action lawsuits?

Jessica Karmasek Dec. 21, 2016, 10:05am

Increased consumer interest and more plaintiff-friendly consumer statutes and consumer-friendly courts also have contributed to the increase in filings since 2008.

Rising slack fill lawsuits test function of packaging

Mike Helenthal Dec. 1, 2016, 10:08am

CLAYTON, Mo. (Legal Newsline) -- Is at a matter of "more is less" or "what you see is what you get?"

Class actions proceed after FDA decides evaporated cane juice is sugar

S. Laney Griffo Nov. 29, 2016, 10:10am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Following the Federal Drug Administration’s May ruling on the use of term evaporated cane juice (ECJ) on products, courts will begin hearing lawsuits involving over the ingredient.

General Mills scoffs at lawsuit alleging cereals aren't healthy

Quinten Plummer Oct. 14, 2016, 11:39am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- General Mills has written off a lawsuit brought by two individuals who filed a class action lawsuit, accusing the company of promoting its cereals as healthy and nutritious while loading them up with sugar.

Proposed Nature's Way coconut oil class action moves forward

Andrew Burger Oct. 3, 2016, 8:15am

A California federal judge denied most, but not all, of motions to dismiss and strike a proposed class action lawsuit on Aug. 12 that claimed Nature's Way falsely labeled and advertised its coconut oil as healthy.

Texas attorney hit with unsolicited call from firm over IVC litigation files class action

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 6, 2016, 1:43pm

Plaintiff John R. MacLean filed his lawsuit against defendants Arentz Law Group and The Johnston Law Group in Texas federal court last week. He contends the firms are ignoring laws on soliciting clients.

FDA guidelines state the term 'evaporated cane juice' is misleading

Alexandra Watson Jul. 20, 2016, 10:22am

SILVER SPRING, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently weighed in on food companies that listed evaporated cane juice as an ingredient in their products.

Salmonella case brings corporate culpability into focus

Brent Zell Jul. 18, 2016, 9:17am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The question of supervisory liability was recently raised in an appeals court case concerning salmonella in eggs.

FDA announces new nutrition label regulations

Dawn Geske Jun. 22, 2016, 8:36am

SILVER SPRING, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new rules regarding the nutrition fact panels on all food products sold in the U.S.

What is 'healthy?' FDA to re-consider meaning of term

Sean Fowler May 25, 2016, 9:48am

SILVER SPRING, Md. (Legal Newsline) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is re-evaluating the meaning of the term "healthy" for use on food labels.