General Mills Can't Shake 'Natural' Snack Labeling Suit

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday refused to let General Mills Inc. escape a putative class action accusing the company of falsely labeling their snack products as "natural," ruling that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not have primary jurisdiction to address the allegations.

The food manufacturing giant had argued that the deceptive marketing claims over its Nature Valley brand granola bars belong before the federal agency, but U.S. District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton said that the FDA has passed up the chance to take...
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