Odwalla Says Cane-Juice Labeling Claims Not Quite Ripe

Law360, San Francisco (September 24, 2013, 8:26 PM EDT) -- Coca-Cola Co. Inc. subsidiary Odwalla Inc. urged a California federal judge Tuesday to toss class claims that it's tricking consumers by listing evaporated cane juice instead of sugar on its product labels, arguing that the complaint is based in U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines that haven't been adopted.

Odwalla's attorneys 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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