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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


California Assembly Committee rejects proposed tax on sweetened beverages
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2015

A proposed bill (A.B. 1357) that would have imposed a 2-cent-perounce tax on soft drinks, sweet teas, energy and sports drinks has failed to pass the


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


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


Does consumer awareness of food addiction affect eating behavior?
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2015

Raising concerns about how the media portrays the concept of food addiction, a new study questions whether endorsement of this model "may cause


Putative class action targets kind LLC’s “healthy” claim
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2015

Days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a March 2015 letter warning Kind LLC against using the word "healthy" to describe


Mad cow disease risk on the agenda of upcoming TSE Advisory Committee meeting
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has announced a June 1, 2015, Public meeting of the Transmissable Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) Advisory


Pomegranate juice allegedly linked to heightened neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2014

University of Pittsburgh and Purdue University researchers have purportedly found that pomegranate juice (PJ) heightened neurodegeneration in an


Study claims sugar industry influenced anti-caries program
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2015

Citing internal cane and beet sugar documents dating back to 1959, an article published in PLOS Medicine claims that the sugar industry made a


Townsend Farms and Costco sued over Hepatitis outbreak
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2015

The estate and survivors of an 89-year-old woman who died after eating imported pomegranate seeds linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak have filed a