Food And Beverage Industry Outlook For 2014: Part 1

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 12:48 AM EST) -- In the first part of our two-part food and beverage industry outlook series, we look at developments surrounding food labeling litigation and investigations.

Food Labeling Litigation

In 2012, we observed an explosive uptick in suits targeting labeling practices of food manufacturers. That trend accelerated in 2013, as this litigation went from hot to white-hot. A year ago, we projected that in 2013, "there should be more clarity on whether these suits will remain a legitimate threat to the food industry or whether they are merely a passing fad that courts will eventually shut down."

Though there is still no final answer...

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