Calif.'s Updated Slack-Fill Law: What Cos. Should Know

By Kristi Wolff, Jeffrey Jacobson and Spencer Elg (October 25, 2018, 1:30 PM EDT) -- California has its own prohibition against "slack fill" in food, drugs and cosmetics that parallels, but is in some ways broader than, the federal regulation that by its terms applies only to food packaging. California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law Assembly Bill 2632, which amended California's slack-fill law to create several new exemptions. The amendment may provide some relief from the slack-fill lawsuits that have proliferated in California. This article covers background on slack-fill litigation, amendments to the California's slack-fill law and steps to protect against slack-fill claims....

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