A U.S. court has suspended a law banning makers of vegetarian substitute meals from using the word “meat” to describe their products, as trendy plant-based food companies push back against a wave of restrictions.Read more
Unappetizing disclosures about the children who labor in West African cocoa fields are unlikely to be coming soon to a chocolate bar near you following oral arguments Tuesday at the First Circuit.Read more
The European Union’s top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must oblige retailers to identify products made in Israeli settlements with special labels, a ruling sure to spark anger in Israel.Read more
A dispute between two beer giants took an unexpected turn after Anheuser-Busch filed a counterclaim accusing a MillerCoors employee of stealing its recipes, brewing processes and other trade secrets using contacts and inside information gathered when he worked for Anheuser-Busch.Read more
A federal court in Illinois dismissed a woman’s consumer fraud suit against a sunscreen maker. The woman felt defrauded by a label that directed her to shake the product “well” rather than “shake vigorously for 10 seconds,” but the court ruled there was little difference between the two directions.
A German court said in a ruling published Monday that hangovers are an “illness,” in a timely judgement days after the annual Oktoberfest beer festival began in Munich.Read more
A group of consumers sued the largest food company in the world Thursday, accusing it of misleading customers by producing fake white chocolate while passing it off as real.Read more
A nutritional health company agreed Wednesday to pay $1.5 million to settle claims it misled California customers by advertising its prenatal vitamins as “free of heavy metals” when they actually contained trace amounts of lead.Read more