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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 8 Jun 2012

Report examines U.S. food sector workers

The Food Chain Workers Alliance has issued a report claiming that most U.S. workers across the food sectorfrom production, processing, distribution, retail, and serviceearn low wages with few health benefits, a situation that can pose safety risks to both employees and the public.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 16 Sep 2011

Brandeis University sues cookie and biscuit makers for patent infringement

Brandeis University has filed suit against a number of cookie and biscuit manufacturers, including Keebler Co., Famous Amos Chocolate Chip and The Pillsbury Co., alleging that they have infringed patents that adjust the LDLHDL ratio in human serum by balancing saturated and polyunsaturated dietary fatty acids.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 26 Aug 2011

YoPlus plaintiffs file opposition to decertification motion

Plaintiffs in a class action certified by a California federal court in April 2011, have filed an opposition to the defendants’ motion to decertify the class in light of a case the U.S. Supreme Court decided in June. Johnson v. General Mills, Inc., No. 10-00061 (U.S. Dist. Ct., C.D. Cal., S. Div., pleading filed August 22, 2011).


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 5 Aug 2011

Federal court upholds some claims in BOOST Kid Essentials putative class actions

A federal court in New Jersey has determined that Pennsylvania and California residents may pursue claims against New Jersey-based Nestlé Healthcare Nutrition, Inc. in consolidated putative class actions alleging that the company’s BOOST Kid Essentials beverage did not provide its advertised health benefits for children.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 7 Jul 2011

Putative class alleges vacuum cleaners do not perform as advertised

California and Utah residents have filed a putative class action against a company that makes an upright vacuum cleaner advertised as effective in killing virtually all common viruses, germs and allergens; the complaint alleges that the claims are false, misleading and inaccurate.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 10 Jun 2011

Class certification granted in walnut health claims case

A federal judge in California has granted class certification in a suit alleging that Diamond Foods, Inc. misbranded its shelled walnut products and misled consumers by using “express and implied statements about the positive effects of omega-3 fatty acid consumption on health”.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 27 May 2011

FDA studies labeling claims on whole-grain products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking public comment on a study examining labeling claims on whole-grain products.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 4 Feb 2011

NYC health department airs controversial ad campaign

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has announced a new advertising campaign designed "to educate New Yorkers about the potentially serious health effects of consuming sugary drinks."


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 21 Jan 2011

FTC finalizes first case alleging deceptive ads for probiotics

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that final approval was given to a settlement reached with a Nestlé S.A. subsidiary over claims that its children’s drink, BOOST Kid Essentials, conferred specific health benefits, such as reducing the risk of colds and flu and reducing the duration of acute diarrhea.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 14 Jan 2011

American Heart Association calls for intensified efforts to reduce sodium

The American Heart Association (AHA) is urging the food industry, health professionals, government, and the public to "intensify efforts to reduce the amount of sodium (salt) Americans consume."

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