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Food & Beverage Litigation Update: Issue 624
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2016

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for "a Label on Processed Meat and


Monster Energy faces lawsuit over potentially lethal ingredient ECGC
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2012

A putative class action filed in a California state court claims that Monster Rehab, a green tea and energy drink, contains unknown amounts of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (ECGC), “an extremely dangerous and potentially lethal ingredient,” and that the company fails to warn consumers of its potential hepatotoxic side effects


Hospital walks back study linking aspartame to leukemia
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2012

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWM) has reportedly walked back a recent study claiming to link aspartame with an increased risk of leukemia, non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and other blood-related cancers


Frito-Lay to settle wage-and-hour class action for $1.6 million
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2013

Subject to court approval, Frito-Lay will pay $1.6 million to settle wage-and-hour claims filed on behalf of current and former employees who deliver


Chobani loses final UK appeal in “Greek” yogurt dispute
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2014

The U.K. Supreme Court has reportedly refused to consider the appeal filed by Chobani Inc. from an appeals court order dismissing its appeal of a


Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp.: no class certification for obese teens
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

A judge from the U.S. Court of International Trade, sitting by designation in a New York federal district court, has determined that the obesity-related claims filed in 2002 against McDonald’s Corp. cannot be pursued as a class action


Carrot producer sues over failure of sanitizer product
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2010

Alleging damages in excess of $50 million, a company that processes and sells baby carrots, along with its liability insurers, has sued the maker of a product that was promised to increase vegetable shelf-life, alleging that carrots treated with the sanitizer "suffered elevated yeast growth and severely premature spoilage as compared to plaintiff's historical experience and carrots processed using chlorine dioxide at the same time."


FDA issues final rule on mica-based pearlescent pigments in distilled spirits
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule allowing "the safe use of mica-based pearlescent pigments prepared from titanium


When gruyère cheese is not made in Gruyère, is it still gruyère cheese?
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2012

A Wisconsin-based cheese maker has reportedly agreed, under pressure from its Swiss parent and the Swiss gruyère industry, to cease using the word “gruyère” in labeling and promoting its Grand Cru Gruyère cheese


Tito’s “Handmade” Vodka label targeted again in proposed class action
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2015

A consumer has filed a lawsuit against Fifth Generation, Inc. alleging that its Tito’s Handmade Vodka is not “handmade” as claimed on the label