Dannon Beats False Ad Suit Claiming Activia Isn't Yogurt

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT) -- The Dannon Co. Inc. on Thursday escaped a putative class action alleging Activia Yogurt cut with a milk protein is adulterated and no longer actually yogurt, after a New York federal judge determined the additive has not been prohibited by federal regulators.

Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1981 proposed a narrowed definition of allowable milk product additives in the standard of identity for yogurt that would have excluded the protein concentrate, the agency has placed a hold on the effective date of that...
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