FDA Wants Input On Food Labels' Use Of 'Juice' Over 'Sugar'

Law360, New York (March 5, 2014, 7:40 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it was seeking additional input on its recommendation against companies' use of the term “evaporated cane juice” on food labels, a frequent target of class action litigation in recent years.

The FDA is reopening the comment period on its 2009 draft guidance that advised companies against using the term to describe sweeteners derived from sugar cane syrup, since it “falsely suggests that the sweeteners are juice.”

Consumers have sued Chobani Inc., Nestle USA Inc. and other companies in...
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