Clif Bar Can't Dodge Calif. Sugar Labeling Suit

Law360 (August 21, 2019, 5:10 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a proposed class action alleging that Clif Bar & Co.'s labeling fools consumers into thinking its bars are healthy when they contain high levels of sugar, finding their claims weren't barred by federal regulations.

U.S. District Judge James Donato rejected Clif Bar's arguments that the consumers' claims are barred by the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act's requirements for nutrition information on food labels, as the consumers aren't challenging the nutritional information on the bars.

"It is also worth noting that Clif does not specify by statement which of plaintiffs' claims it is...

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