Food labeling and marketing

Andy Bellatti: “We are way overdue, in this country in particular, to have a conversation on the relentless marketing and advertising the food industry employs.”

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Mexico restricts junk food ads; time for rethink on advertising?

By Maggie Hennessy

Mexico announced last week that it was restricting television advertising on high-calorie food and soda in an effort to stem the rising tide of obesity. Registered dietitians weigh in on the impact of the measure, which is the farthest any country has...

Reasonable consumers might assume that this product contains primarily cranberry & pomegranate juice, say the plaintiffs. But they would be wrong

Walmart cranberry pomegranate juice is mostly grape & apple juice, says lawsuit

Walmart sued over juice labels; echoes of POM Wonderful v Coke?

By Elaine Watson

Six weeks after the Supreme Court gave POM Wonderful the green light to sue Coca-Cola over its juice labels, Walmart has been targeted in a consumer class action lawsuit making near-identical allegations.

Professor Kessler: 'To the harried shopper hoping to make some healthy choices, this label would offer a quick way of identifying high-calorie, obesity-inducing food'

Proposals don't consider a product's overall nutritional value, says professor

Former FDA commissioner: Nutrition Facts overhaul doesn’t go far enough

By Elaine Watson

FDA proposals to overhaul the Nutrition Facts panel on food labels are “strong” and “likely to make an important contribution”, says former FDA commissioner David Kessler, M.D. “But I believe they don't go far enough.”

Coca-Cola Life has been launched in Latin America, and will soon hit shelves in the UK and Sweden - but will it reverse the fortunes of the US carbonates market?

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Can natural sweeteners pull diet soda out of its funk?

By Elaine Watson

Is diet soda in the doldrums because shoppers are suspicious of aspartame, or because they are just bored of Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi? And will naturally-sweetened products such as Coca-Cola Life restore the category’s flagging fortunes?

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