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CSPI threatens litigation against Plum Organics and Gerber over allegedly deceptive trade practices
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2015

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has threatened to bring lawsuits against Plum Organics and Gerber Products Co. for allegedly


RWJF study: industry takes “baby steps” in curtailing food marketing to children
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2015

A study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Healthy Eating Research Program claims that a decrease in TV food advertisements directed to


D.C. Circuit upholds false ad claims against POM Wonderful
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2015

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) order that found POM Wonderful's advertising to be misleading for


CSPI report asserts food and beverage options in checkout aisles promote obesity
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2014

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has released a report claiming that candy, energy bars, chips, and cookies constitute 90 percent


Youth sports legislation calls for energy drink guidelines
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2014

Recent legislation (S.B. 2718) introduced by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) has called for energy drink


“30 less fat” claim censured by ad watchdog
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 12 2014

The U.K. Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld complaints against a TV commercial claiming that Kellogg's "Special K Multi Grain Porridge"


Food Marketing Workgroup targets lunchables
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2014

The Food Marketing Workgroup (FMW) has sent a July 16, 2014, letter to Kraft Foods Group, Inc., questioning how the company purportedly markets its


Scientist sues journal for plan to retract Golden Rice study
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2014

Tufts University Senior Research Scientist Guangwen Tang has reportedly accused the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) of defaming her with its


Children’s TV allegedly promotes unhealthy diet
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 11 2014

A recent study asserts that even when children's TV programs are free of product advertisements, they still include positive cues for unhealthy food


ASA upholds complaints against “superfood” claims of chia and flax seeds
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2014

The U.K. Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), has upheld four complaints challenging whether a TV ad for Bioglan "superfood" chia and flax seeds