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Mondelez under fire as plaintiff’s bar turns up the heat on sugar in belVita

Mondelez under fire as plaintiff’s bar turns up the heat on sugar

By Elaine Watson

There are multiple holes in a new proposed class action complaint filed vs Mondelez over sugar levels in its belVita range, say attorneys. However, the recent shift away from fat to sugar as public enemy #1 has clearly emboldened the plaintiff’s bar.

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...

General Mills: 'Plaintiffs ask for this court to ignore the FDA'

Lawsuits an 'ill-advised attempt to make an end-run around FDA rules'

Kellogg, Post & General Mills urge courts to toss ‘meritless’ sugar lawsuits

By Elaine Watson

Kellogg, General Mills and Post Foods have urged the courts to ditch high-profile lawsuits over the sugar content in their cereals, on the grounds that their claims are pre-empted by federal law and that no reasonable consumer would find their labels...

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,...

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