'Cane Juice' Label May Be Illegal Under Calif. Law, Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (October 7, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday dismissed fraud allegations in separate suits against Trader Joe's Co. and Wallaby Yogurt Co. while keeping alive claims the companies may be breaking the state's Sherman Law when they say their food products contain “evaporated cane juice” rather than sugar.

U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick dismissed the fraud allegations in two similar suits against the grocery chain and yogurt-maker, but kept the claims that the companies’ product labeling is illegal, regardless of whether a consumer was deceived, according to a...
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