U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) News

FTC, FDA warn sellers of dietary supplements about using false claims

By Marian Johns | Feb 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set its sites on three companies that sell dietary supplements and other health-related products, alleging the companies may be using false claims not supported by scientific evidence.

FTC, FDA warn 13 e-cigarettes companies about packaging that resembles kid-friendly items

By Mark Iandolo | May 25, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 1 that, in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it has issued a warning letter to 13 companies in the e-cigarette business.

Hyland's, others question why class action filed after refunds were issued over teething tablets

By Carrie Salls | Dec 12, 2017

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Homeopathic teething remedy makers and sellers Hyland’s, Standard Homeopathic, CVS Pharmacy and Target asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to dismiss a consumer class action lawsuit filed against them on Sept. 15.

Purdue Pharma, others seek dismissal of man's opioid marketing suit, alleges claims are 'defective'

By Pam Wright | Nov 15, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – A group of pharmaceutical manufacturers and sellers has moved to dismiss a class action suit filed by a consumer who alleges prescription opioids were fraudulently marketed.

Bottled water company, citing letter from state drinking water program, seeks to dismiss proposed class action

By Jessica Karmasek | Oct 23, 2017

Defendant Nestle Waters North America Inc., based in Stamford, Conn., filed its motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut Oct. 6.

Motion to stay filed in FDA nutritional guide lawsuit

By Olivia Olsen | Oct 6, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Aug 1, 2017

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

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 26, 2017

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?

By Jessica Karmasek | Dec 23, 2016

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?

By Jessica Karmasek | Dec 21, 2016

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

By Mike Helenthal | Dec 1, 2016

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

By S. Laney Griffo | Nov 29, 2016

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

By Quinten Plummer | Oct 14, 2016

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

By Andrew Burger | Oct 3, 2016

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

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 6, 2016

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

By Alexandra Watson | Jul 20, 2016

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

By Brent Zell | Jul 18, 2016

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

By Dawn Geske | Jun 22, 2016

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

By Sean Fowler | May 25, 2016

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.

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