Food labeling and marketing

Plaintiff Kevin Anderson argues that Jamba Juice’s ‘all-natural’ smoothie kits deceive consumers because they contain “unnaturally processed, synthetic and/or non-natural ingredients” including ascorbic acid, citric acid, xanthan gum and steviol glycosides...

Jamba Juice all-natural lawsuit moves into new phase

By Elaine Watson

A California judge has granted in part a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed against Jamba Juice over ‘all-natural’ claims, but has given the plaintiff the right to amend his complaint.

Yes on 37? No on 37? Everyone’s a loser…

Yes on 37? No on 37? Everyone’s a loser…

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

It doesn’t matter whether you support Prop 37 or oppose it; whatever happens in November when Californians vote on whether or not to label GMOs, everyone loses.

Snacking with less guilt: Brazil’s all-day snack culture

Snacking with less guilt: Brazil’s all-day snack culture

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

There is no direct translation of ‘snacking’ as Americans know it in Brazilian food culture, but snack foods form a significant part of the Brazilian diet, according to a new report from the Hartman Group.

What do the most successful CPG companies have in common?

What do the most successful CPG companies have in common?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Investment in emerging channels, the Hispanic market, and employee development are among the strategies that set the most profitable consumer packaged goods firms apart from their peers, finds a new report.

FDA to probe consumer understanding of fortification

FDA to probe consumer understanding of fortification

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it intends to examine consumer understanding of fortified foods, to work out whether people consider generally unhealthy snack foods to be healthier if they contain added nutrients.

CSPI takes aim at Welch’s heart healthy claims

CSPI takes aim at Welch’s heart healthy claims

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has challenged Welch Foods over its marketing of fruit snacks, fruit cocktails, spreads and juices as ‘heart healthy’ – and Welch’s has rebuffed the accusations, calling them misguided.

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