Tag: nutrition

Dannon Forced to Open Wallet and Change Advertising (Again)

Note: The following is posted by David Pacheco from the Essential Nutrition Law Blog. The multinational food company Dannon agreed to a 45 million dollar class action settlement earlier this year based on consumer complaints about advertising claims regarding the health benefits of its probiotic line of dairy products. Now the company has entered into a … Continue Reading

Introducing the Essential Nutrition Law Blog

Our colleague Mike Mangelson and a team of Stoel Rives lawyers spanning numerous practice specialties have recently launched the Essential Nutrition Law Blog. Stoel Rives attorneys work closely with companies engaged in the research, development, production, and sale of dietary and nutritional supplements, energy and nutrition beverages, herbal supplements and functional foods, and the Essential … Continue Reading

FDA Seeks Public Comment Regarding FOP Labeling

This post also appears on the Essential Nutrition Law Blog. In an April 28 release, the Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) asked for comments and information from the public and other interested parties about front-of-pack (“FOP”) nutrition labeling and shelf tags in retail stores. The FOP is the part of the package label that … Continue Reading

The Table Is Set For Class Action Litigation Over the Use of Smart Choices Labeling

By Guest Blogger Troy Hutchinson In response to recent consumer complaints and state attorney general investigations that the use of the Smart Choices label is misleading and deceptive, food companies now face the threat of consumer class action litigation under state fraud and deceptive practices statutes. Adding to the uproar, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Continue Reading

California Menu Labeling Laws–Restaurants Beware of Asking What Your Customer Wants!

Yesterday, California became the first state in the Union to write into law menu labeling requirements. Like municipal ordinances recently enacted in New York City and Seattle, the California law requires certain “chain” restaurants to disclose nutritional information and calorie content information for certain items. The law, to be phased in between 2009 and 2011, applies … Continue Reading

New York Times on Nutraceuticals

The New York Times has a piece on nutraceuticals that caught my eye as an example of the news media’s skepticism about fortified food. The article begins: “O[ff] the coast of Peru swim billions of sardines and anchovies: oily, smelly little fish, rich in nutritious omega-3 fatty acids. Their spot on the food chain is low; many … Continue Reading
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