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April 2, 2018

In the News – April 2, 2018

“The Twisted Case of the ‘Deceptive’ Pretzels”: The former chief counsel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a senior associate with King & Spalding LLP said nonbinding guidance documents from the FDA have contributed to the growing number of class action lawsuits against food and beverage companies over food labeling. The writers say the FDA has acted “like the opposite of a regulatory agency” by issuing these documents that “lack the input of key stakeholders and are open to varying interpretations.” (Wall Street Journal)

“Attack of the Killer Cappuccino”: The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board said the evidence used to require coffee be served with warning labels “relies heavily on junk science.” A California judge recently ruled against coffee companies in a Prop. 65 suit, saying coffee must now be served with warning labels because of a substance that is naturally formed during the roasting process. (Wall Street Journal)

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