Odwalla Cane-Juice Labeling Row On Hold For FDA Guidance

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday held up a proposed class action accusing Coca-Cola Co. Inc. subsidiary Odwalla Inc. of tricking consumers by listing evaporated cane juice instead of sugar on its product labels, saying she would wait for guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to arrive.

Odwalla has argued that plaintiff Robin Reese’s claims under California's Sherman Law are invalid because they rely on guidelines for evaporated cane juice that the FDA is still in the process of drafting. Such claims can only...
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