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HTMLFood Court Report: Consumers Can Challenge Certified Organic Products They Believe Contain Improper Ingredients
Douglas J. Behr, Melvin S. Drozen, Arthur S. Garrett, Eric P. Gotting, Leslie T. Krasny; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 25, 2015, previously published on May 13, 2015
In Segedie v. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a trial court in the Southern District of New York held that plaintiffs had properly stated a claim of consumer fraud based on alleged misuse of the term “organic.” The court rejected the defendant’s argument that the plaintiffs’...

 

HTMLHow You Say It Makes a Difference - California False Advertising Claims Attacking "No Trans Fat" Labeling Gain Traction as Ninth Circuit Rejects Preemption Arguments
Robert S. Niemann; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on March 24, 2015
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held, in relevant part, that a consumer states a valid claim for false advertising when a company claims "No Trans Fats" for a product which has less than 0.5 grams of trans fats per serving (but more than 0 grams) even though Food...

 

HTMLPOM-eled: POM Wonderful, The FTC and Competitor Challenges (Hint - It's All About Consumer Deception)
Sheila A. Millar, Christopher G. Van Gundy; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
The name of POM Wonderful, LLC (“POM”) will now forever be linked to some important advertising rulings that are not only of central significance to the food industry, but have broader advertising significance as well. We are reminded of those actions today because POM’s...

 

HTMLFood and Drug Alert: California Appellate Court Holds That Reproductive Toxicants Can Be Averaged Over Time When Determining Exposure Under Proposition 65
Leslie T. Krasny; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 20, 2015
In Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) v. Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp., (court opinion), the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District held that in appropriate circumstances, exposures to reproductive toxicants may be averaged over time under Proposition 65, otherwise known as the...

 

HTMLFOOD COURT REPORT: Brazil v. Dole
Douglas J. Behr, Arthur S. Garrett, Eric P. Gotting, Richard J. Leighton, Robert S. Niemann; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 29, 2014, previously published on December 01, 2014
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently decertified a potential class of purchasers of a product labeled as “all natural” based on a finding that the plaintiffs’ damages expert could not demonstrate class-wide damages based on the “all...

 

HTMLFOOD COURT REPORT: Food Manufacturer Defeats Class Certification in Labeling Claim Because Putative Class Lacked Ascertainability
Douglas J. Behr, Arthur S. Garrett, Eric P. Gotting, Richard J. Leighton, Robert S. Niemann; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014
Gabriel Carerra brought a class action against Bayer Corporation and Bayer Healthcare. Mr. Carrera argued that a dietary supplement, WeightSmart, falsely claimed that an ingredient enhanced metabolism. Mr. Carerra sought to have his suit certified as a class on behalf of all persons who suffered...

 

HTMLFood Safety Audit Firms May be Held Liable for Consumer Injuries Resulting from Negligent Inspections
Douglas J. Behr, Arthur S. Garrett, Robert S. Niemann; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 3, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
A food safety audit firm can be held to answer in court for claims that its negligence in performing an audit led to the sale of contaminated food and the subsequent injury, or death, of a consumer of that food. If ultimately found liable, the food safety audit firm would be required to pay damages...

 

HTMLCalifornia's DTSC Releases Draft Priority Product Work Plan Under State's Green Chemistry Law
Nathan A. Cardon, Diana G. Graham, Sheila A. Millar, Jean-Cyril Walker; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released a draft Priority Product Work Plan as part of its Green Chemistry law, identifying six product categories from which priority products will be selected over the next three years for priority product rulemaking. The Work Plan...