Class Action Targets Monster's Energy Drink Labeling

Law360, New York (December 13, 2012, 7:10 PM EST) -- The beleaguered Monster Beverage Corp. was slapped with a proposed class action in California on Wednesday that accuses the company of labeling its energy drinks as supplements in order to escape federal safety regulations for beverages.

The ingredients in conventional beverages are subject to U.S. Food and Drug Administration food additive programs before they hit the market, according to a complaint filed in federal court by plaintiff Alec Fisher. But even though Monster labels its drinks as supplements, the company never refers to the products as supplements...
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