Food labeling and marketing

Former Altria exec Steven Parrish: “When it came time to resolve the tobacco litigation, we couldn’t just sit in a room and say, ‘how much money do you want?. A lot had nothing to do with money. It had to do with reining the industry in.

Insights from Perrin Conferences

Is Big Food the new tobacco?

By Maggie Hennessy

As the class-action lawsuits pile up amid growing public health concerns over obesity and ongoing labeling debates, one has to wonder: Is Big Food going the way of Big Tobacco? And who should regulate food and beverage industry marketing? Companies, government...

Food attorney: The honey guidance could suggest the FDA is responding to pressure created by food labeling litigation, as in the case of reopening the comment period on the draft evaporated cane juice guidance.

FDA honey guidance: a response to labeling litigation?

By Maggie Hennessy

Honey mixed with other sweeteners must be labeled as a blend, rather than just “honey”, according to a draft guidance issued by the US Food and Drug Administration last week. So what’s the most interesting part about the guidance? 

Stephen Daniells and Shane Starling from FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients

Key Insights from Food Vision

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

By Kacey Culliney

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

Judge: 'The determination of whether evaporated cane juice is the common or usual name of the ingredient is best left to the FDA'

Judge dismisses evaporated juice lawsuit: Let the FDA decide

By Elaine WATSON

Another class action lawsuit taking issue with the food industry’s use of the phrase ‘evaporated cane juice’ (which plaintiffs argue is just plain old sugar and should be described as such) has been impacted by the FDA's decision to look again at...

Big Data and Big Food: Where to draw the line?

Big Data and Big Food: Where to draw the line?

By Maggie Hennessy

The exponential growth and availability of “Big Data” offers food and beverage marketers unprecedented access to consumer information, but it also raises some ethical questions when it comes to how companies use it—particularly when it comes to children....

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