Tag Archives: EVAPORATED CANE JUICE

New Proposed Class Action Over “Organic Dehydrated Cane Juice Solids”

 Whole Foods Accused of Hiding Sugar In Oatmeal Ingredients (subscription to Law360 required) As previously covered on this blog, a claim against Whole Foods involving the term “evaporated cane juice” (ECJ) was dismissed from the “Food Court” (i.e., the Northern District of California) in 2015 because inconsistencies in the plaintiff’s statements and actions make it … Continue Reading

FDA Final Guidance on “Evaporated Cane Juice”

FDA releases final guidance regarding use of the term “evaporated cane juice” on food labeling. As previously covered on this blog, food companies have been grappling for years with the use of the term “evaporated cane juice” on product labels.  Various lawsuits have alleged that the term violates federal and state laws, citing as support a … Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit Neutralizers

Ninth Circuit puts food labeling challenge on hold pending FDA action. As food industry stakeholders are well aware, “natural” claims invite the risk of consumer class action challenges in the absence of any formal regulatory definition or regime to govern the use of the term.  Similarly, food companies also have faced challenges related to the use of … Continue Reading

Plaintiff Plausibility

Judge dismisses majority of claims in class action lawsuit due to implausible assertions by plaintiff. (subscription to Law360 required) As the food industry is well aware, the “Food Court” (i.e., the Northern District of California) handles a significant amount of litigation related to “natural” claims and other food marketing and advertising issues.  In one recent … Continue Reading

Cane Juice Conundrum Continues

FDA states that it will issue “evaporated cane juice” guidance by the end of 2016.  For the past several years, food companies have faced putative class action lawsuits related to the use of the term “evaporated cane juice” (ECJ) on product labels.  Various lawsuits have alleged that the term violates federal and state laws, citing as support a 2009 FDA … Continue Reading
LexBlog

We and our analytics and advertising providers may use cookies and similar technologies to enhance the browsing experience, facilitate sharing of content, and generate statistics about use of the website. For more information or to change your preferences, click here.

I Agree