Tag Archives: ADDED SUGAR

Court Rules En Banc for Injunction Against San Francisco’s Health Warning Requirement for Soft Drink Ads

  As previously covered on this blog, the City of San Francisco passed legislation in June 2015 that required health warnings to be placed on advertising for sugar-sweetened beverages (i.e., nonalcoholic beverages with caloric sweeteners that contain more than 25 calories per 12 oz.). Specifically, the warning would have read: “WARNING: Drinking beverages with added … Continue Reading

FDA Issues New Final and Draft Guidance Documents on Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Size Rules

  In May 2016, FDA issued final rules changing the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods and also updating regulations on serving sizes to – among other things – provide realistic Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs).  Detailed summaries of both rules may be found here. Today, FDA announced a final guidance, titled ‘‘Nutrition and Supplement … Continue Reading

CA Judge Certifies Class in Kellogg False Advertising Cereal Lawsuit (Law360 Subscription Required)

On August 17, 2018, a California federal judge certified three classes of consumers who allege that Kellogg falsely advertises its Raisin Bran, Frosted Mini-Wheats, and Smart Start cereals as healthy. The 51-page order granting the motion for class certification found claims that Kellogg misled consumers about the sugar contents of its cereals can be resolved … Continue Reading

Honey Groups Urge FDA to Drop “Added Sugars” Labeling Requirement

As previously covered on this blog, FDA’s recently published final nutrition facts rule requires a mandatory declaration and a daily value (DV) for “added sugar”. Since last summer, honey groups – spearheaded by the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) – have been involved in efforts to push back against the “added sugar” labeling requirement.  Most recently, ABF urged … Continue Reading

Sugar Shock: The American Heart Association Recommends Dramatically Reducing “Added Sugar” Intake

The American Heart Association recommends dramatically reducing “added sugar” intake among children ages 2 to 18 to promote heart health. Sugar continues to trend as a perennial hot topic in the food industry.  For example, earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a report urging the food industry and global governments to take active steps … Continue Reading

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