How A Guacamole Lawsuit Exposes FDA's 'Natural' Ambiguity

Law360, New York (February 17, 2017, 10:50 AM EST) -- At the start of 2017, many people set New Year’s resolutions and aspirations to eat healthier. For companies seeking to sell their products to these health-conscious consumers, however, exactly how companies can advertise and label their products remains unclear.

Under the Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act (FDCA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers food to be “misbranded” if its labeling is false or misleading in any particular, or if it does not contain certain information on its label. 21 U.S.C. § 343 (a). And in many states, a food...
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