A California court has allowed a proposed class action lawsuit over ‘No Antibiotics’ claims on Sargento cheese to proceed, with some caveats, finding that “there is a factual dispute as to what a reasonable consumer would understand” by this claim.
What do reasonable consumers think ‘no antibiotics’ on a cheese label means? That the cheese contains no antibiotics? That the milk is from cows that have never been administered antibiotics? Or something else?
The National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council have placed a full page advert in The Wall Street Journal in the form of an open letter to Subway in response to the latter’s decision to ban the use of antibiotics in the meat it buys.
Representatives of the American meat industry have expressed mixed reactions to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) publication of a draft guidance on the use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry production.