Cos. In Labeling Suit Say Buyers Know Cane Juice Is Sugar

Law360, San Francisco (February 16, 2017, 10:20 PM EST) -- Two health food companies told a California federal judge at a hearing Thursday that putative classes of consumers couldn’t say they were misled by labels saying products contained "evaporated cane juice," arguing if the consumers were as health conscious as they allege in their complaint, they would have known the ingredient was sugar.

A recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidance found the term was misleading, but U.S. District Judge Edward Chen said that, to rule on the motions to dismiss, he needed to determine whether the...
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