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Pepperidge Wants GMO Suit Paused As FDA Mulls Labeling

By Gavin Broady

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 4:07 PM ET) -- Pepperidge Farm Inc. asked a Colorado federal judge Friday to halt a class action accusing it of misleading consumers by marketing its cheddar Goldfish crackers as “natural” despite the use of genetically modified ingredients, saying government regulators are currently weighing the issue.

The company is one of several to come under fire recently for marketing as “natural” products that allegedly contain GMOs, an issue that is not currently subject to clear U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. Its request followed a July order in a similar...

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