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Advertising Standards Board upholds children’s marketing complaint against cereal maker

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2013

The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) recently announced that the Australian Advertising Standards Board (ASB) has upheld its complaint alleging that a

Organic grocery chain bans products with cartoon packaging

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2013

In an effort to combat marketing to children, a Washington, D.C.-based organic grocer has stopped stocking products whose packaging features cartoon

Conference to examine marketing obesity prevention

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2010

DTC Perspectives Inc. has announced the 2010 Marketing Disease Prevention in America (MDPA) Conference, which will discuss how health care marketing can effectively address obesity prevention

CMAJ editorial urges energy drink regulation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2010

"Caffeine-loaded energy drinks have now crossed the line from beverages to drugs delivered as tasty syrups," opines a July 26, 2010, Canadian Medical Association Journal editorial, which recommends "strict regulations" and warning labels comparable to those required for caffeine tablets

Class action filed against FDA-targeted companies over “0 g trans fat” claim

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2010

A New York resident has filed a false-advertising class action in a California federal court against the companies that make certain ice cream products labeled with the statement "0 g trans fat."

Researchers find young children aware of popular brands

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2010

A recent psychology study has reportedly suggested that children younger than age 5 "have emerging knowledge of brands that are relevant in their lives."

CSPI faults most food, entertainment companies for food marketing to kids

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2010

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has issued a report card that rates 128 companies for their policies on marketing food to children

District court orders Pelman parties to refile class certification pleadings

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2010

The U.S. district court judge now presiding over the obesity-related claims in Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp. has ordered the parties to refile a number of documents previously submitted on motions addressing class certification

Complaint filed against walnut seller for omega-3 health claims

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2010

A New York resident has filed a putative class action against Diamond Foods, Inc. in a California federal court alleging that the company labeled its walnuts with false claims that “consumption of the omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts promotes heart health and lowers the risk of coronary heart disease.”

JPML denies request to consolidate Yo-Plus health claims cases

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2010

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) has denied a request to transfer four pending federal lawsuits to a multidistrict litigation court, finding that the common factual questions about General Mills's alleged nationwide marketing claims for its Yo-Plus yogurt products are not sufficiently complex or numerous to justify consolidation