Posted in Food and Drugs Law

Food and Beverage News and Trends:

First month of Soda’ tax brings $5,7m in only Philadelphia’s wallet.

Surprise, surprise, Seattle mayor proposes a similar tax.

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Posted in Consumer Law, Food and Drugs Law

What Coca-Cola Can and Cannot Say

Never make “healthiness” claims on the food you sell unless you are backed-up by science.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest alleges Coca-Cola falsely “represented (…) that sugar-sweetened beverages are not linked to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease”, thus leading to false, misleading or unsupported messages.

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Posted in Food and Drugs Law

Food and beverage news

World Health Organisation supports tax (20% or more) on sugary drinks.

Appeals court in Cali allows the tag“All Natural” on Dole’s items to proceed but affirms decertified class. That’s because the “All Natural” refers only to the fruit implied in the process, not on the added chemicals but the label can nevertheless “be misleading to a number of customers” (?).

California grants back to its counties the right to regulate the growing of GM crops.

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