Food & Beverage Industry

On Jan. 1, 2019, a new law aiming to limit children’s intake of sugary beverages became effective. California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the “Children’s Meals” law on Sept. 20, 2018,
Continue Reading State of California Passes Law Limiting Sugary Drinks Offered in Children’s Meals

The Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act (Chapter 93A) protects consumers against unfair or deceptive business practices and allows consumers, under certain circumstances, to bring class actions against businesses to stop such
Continue Reading Massachusetts Businesses Face Consumer Class Actions Alleging Improper Product Substitution

The question of whether, and under what circumstances, a plaintiff can represent a class as to products he or she did not purchase, remains a vexing one for courts.  Judge
Continue Reading Northern District of Illinois Employs the “Substantially Similar” Test to Decide Whether a Plaintiff Has Standing to Assert Claims for Products He Did Not Purchase

On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced that it finalized changes to the Nutrition Facts panel on the labels of packaged foods and beverages, as well as changes to the
Continue Reading FDA Announces Changes to the Nutrition Information on the Labels of Food, Beverages, and Dietary Supplements

All NaturalIn our February 12, 2014 post, entitled “Consumer Class Actions Trending From Attacking ‘All Natural’ to ‘Raw,’” we addressed whether claims challenging consumer product advertising as “all natural” were preempted
Continue Reading Court Rejects Preemption and Primary Jurisdiction Arguments in “All Natural” Case