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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


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


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


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."


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.”


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


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


Rudd Center claims children choose and prefer branded snacks
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2010

Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity has published a study purportedly showing that children "significantly preferred" snack foods branded with popular cartoon characters


Calling use of toys to market Happy Meals illegal, CSPI threatens lawsuit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2010

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has notified McDonald's Corp. that it intends to sue the company within 30 days if it does not immediately stop using toys to market its Happy Meals to young children