Class Action

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Emerging class action litigation targets

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Emerging class action litigation targets

By Elizabeth Crawford

The number of class action cases filed against food and beverage companies continues to surge with the number of cases brought last year alone reaching a staggering 170, compared to a mere 20 cases in 2008, according to new research released earlier this...

FOOD LITIGATION TRENDS 101: Are you up to speed?

FOOD LITIGATION 101: Are you up to speed?

By Elaine Watson

There have been hundreds of class action lawsuits directed against food and beverage companies in recent years over everything from evaporated cane juice to Non-GMO claims. But has the false advertising litigation trend peaked, and if not, what are the...

Odwalla evaporated cane juice lawsuit back in play

Odwalla evaporated cane juice lawsuit back in play

By Elaine Watson

A class action lawsuit accusing Coca-Cola subsidiary Odwalla of misleading consumers by using the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ (ECJ) on labels is now back in play in the wake of the FDA’s finalized guidance – and is likely to be joined by scores of others,...


Picture: via Kevin Kelly et al, v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., 1:21-cv-03124 Flavored water false ad lawsuit vs Whole Foods strains credulity, say attorneys: ‘We assumed it was a poorly executed April Fool’s prank’ Incredo cocoa hazelnut spread contains 8g added sugar (vs 19g for Nutella hazelnut spread). Picture credit: DouxMatok Same taste, half the sugar: DouxMatok launches choc spreads to showcase next gen Incredo ‘enhanced’ sugar Perfect Day founders Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi. Picture credit: Perfect Day Wow no cow! Leonardo DiCaprio hails Perfect Day’s ‘forward-looking vision’ as lifecycle assessment shows non-animal whey protein has far lower environmental impact Source: Getty/Funtap Coca-Cola Co. weighs price increases as part of ‘holistic’ inflation management to offset rising commodity costs Pictures courtesy of Meati Foods and Atlast Food Co Meat… from mycelium? Fungi fueled startups Meati Foods and Atlast Food Co raise cash to make Holy Grail of alt meat: whole cuts Source: Hungry Planet Hungry Planet raises $25m to meet ‘pent up demand’ for plant-based meat beyond burgers, sausage Register now: Free webinar next Wednesday exploring snack bar trends Register now: Free webinar exploring snack bar trends Wednesday April 21 Picture credit: Mission Barns A game-changer for the alternative meat sector…’ Mission Barns raises $24m to scale up cell-cultured fat tech, build pilot plant Main picture: Gettyimages-Goran13; bioengineered logo: USDA ‘The biggest challenge is communication through the supply chain…’ Many stakeholders not yet up to speed on National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, say experts The FDA aims to push the levels of toxic elements in baby foods 'closer and closer to zero over time' (Picture: GettyImages-monkeybusinessimages) FDA unveils ‘Closer to Zero’ action plan on heavy metals in baby food, cautions that requiring levels that are 'not currently feasible' could be counterproductive Picture credit: Gettyimages/Stef-Bennett Got (first) milk? Bovine colostrum firm targets food & beverage as immunity trend gathers pace MeliBio co-founders Aaron Schaller, PhD (left) and Darko Mandich (right) holding prototypes of MeliBio honey made without bees (picture credit: MeliBio) ‘Real honey, without bees...’ Vegan honey startup MeliBio raises pre-seed round, gears up for soft launch Picture credits: GettyImages/Thinglass (left) and MicroSalt Inc (right) Sodium reduction: When it comes to salt perception, size matters, says MicroSalt

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