Tag Archives: ARTIFICIAL

NY Judge Denies Class Certification in ‘No Artificial Flavors’ Lawsuit

Chef Denied Class Cert. In Pringles Artificial Flavoring Row (subscription to Law360 required) In the past five years or so consumers have shown increased concern about perceived health issues with so-called “artificial” ingredients.  Whether or not ingredients are “artificial” is, therefore, a hotly debated issue at the center of many false advertising lawsuits. On December … Continue Reading

Ocean Spray Agrees to Settle ‘No Artificial Flavors’ Suit (subscription to Law360 required)

A consumer class action lawsuit, first filed in California state court on September 19, 2017 alleged that Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.’s “CranGrape” and “CranApple” beverages were false and misleading under California and federal law. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the “CranApple” drink includes DL-malic acid derived from petrochemicals to achieve its apple flavor while the … Continue Reading

New Study Finds Soft Drink Consumption Associated with Overall Increased Risk of Death

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on September 3, 2019 published a new population-based cohort study of 451,743 individuals from 10 countries in Europe that found consumption of two or more servings per day of soft drinks was associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality.  The authors referenced previous studies showing an association … Continue Reading

CA State Senator Targets Synthetic Food Dyes in New Bill

In recent years, both FDA and the food industry have faced criticism from consumer safety groups and the media related to the use of artificial colors in food, particularly where some ingredients are not approved or have been discontinued in other countries due to alleged safety concerns.  Last year, the Center for Science in the … Continue Reading

Color Wars

CSPI releases report criticizing use of artificial colors in food. In recent years, both FDA and the food industry have faced criticism from consumer safety groups and the media related to the use of artificial colors in food, particularly where some ingredients are not approved or have been discontinued in other countries due to alleged … Continue Reading

Free-dom

Market research firm reports on “free from” trend in snack foods. For years, the food industry has been looking for ways to eliminate or reduce the production of foods that contain ingredients associated with negative consumer perception.  In recent examples, a nationwide restaurant chain promoted a “GM-free” and additive reduction campaign; a major food processor pledged … Continue Reading

Axing Artificial

Kraft pledges to remove artificial colors and preservatives from flagship product. In recent years, the food industry has faced media criticism related to the use of artificial ingredients in products sold in the United States, particularly where the same ingredients are not approved or have been discontinued in other countries due to alleged safety concerns. … Continue Reading
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