All news articles for February 2021

Post Foods is one of several high-profile CPG companies to be sued for allegedly adding ‘excessive’ amounts of sugar to products marketed to health-conscious consumers (Picture: GettyImages-adrian825)

Post Foods agrees to settle sugary cereal class action with $15m fund

By Elaine Watson

A judge has given a tentative green light to a $15m settlement between Post Foods and consumers who accused the CPG giant of misleading shoppers by falsely advertising sugary cereals as healthy. The news follows another high-profile settlement reached...

Picture credit: McDonald's

'When these restaurant chains move, the entire food industry takes notice...'

Beyond Meat ties up with McDonald's, Yum! Brands, gears up for launch of '3.0' platform: 'When people grab a plant-based burger, they assume it's going to be healthier'

By Elaine Watson

In a clear signal that plant-based meat is hitting the mainstream, Beyond Meat has announced global partnerships with two of the biggest players in fast food: McDonald’s, and Yum! Brands (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut), a month after striking a deal with...

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Lawsuits mount over heavy metals in baby food, but do they have legs?

By Elaine Watson

Lawsuits are piling up against companies cited in a recent Congressional report into heavy metals in baby food. But how might courts decide if these complaints have legs, and what can be reasonably expected from food manufacturers given that the FDA has...

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