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End of the Road for Mike and Ike Slack Fill Litigation

USA - August 17 2018 In another victory for a candy manufacturer, a federal court in Missouri denied class certification earlier this month, effectively ending the…

FDA to Modernize Food Identity Standards, Starting With Dairy Products

USA - August 3 2018 FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has announced that the FDA is undertaking a comprehensive review of food standards of identity to ensure food labels…

WARNING: New Proposition 65 “Clear and Reasonable Warning” Requirements Effective August 30, 2018

USA - June 14 2018 Retailers and manufacturers should take steps now to ensure they are compliant with the new California Proposition 65 warning regulations that take…

Slack Fill Class Actions Continue to Flood The Courts

USA - March 1 2018 As we reported last year, slack fill litigation remains on the rise. Plaintiffs continue to file consumer lawsuits - typically putative class actions…

FDA Delays Implementing Nutrition and Supplement Facts Label Rules

USA - June 16 2017 The FDA has announced that it is delaying implementation of the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts Label and Serving Size final rules. As we…

FDA Announces Waivers to Sanitary Transportation Rule

USA - April 5 2017 Today, FDA announced that it has issued the first three waivers under the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule, one of the many…

Fifth Circuit Rules for PACA Claimants, and Weakens PACA, All in One Curious Ruling

USA - February 15 2017 The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act regulates transactions in fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables. It does this in part by creating a…

SWS/Kroger Category Management Program Toes the Line on “Tied House” Restrictions — TTB Ruling Raises as Many Questions as it Answers

USA - February 24 2016 On February 11, the TTB released ruling 2016-1 in response to beverage alcohol industry players and trade groups questioning an initiative by Kroger…

FDA Extends Comment Period for “Natural” Input

USA - December 24 2015 As many of you know, FDA has opened a docket to accept comments on whether and how it should define the term "natural" for food labeling purposes…

Three Recent Cases Highlight Risks of Using Claims Of “Fresh” In Advertising

USA - December 22 2015 In this post, we take a look at three recent decisions in which food industry defendants were accused of falsely advertising their food products as…