Rebekah Kaufman

Rebekah Kaufman

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Nestle Wins Dismissal of Class Action Over “Natural” Labeling on Buitoni Pasta Products

A federal judge in the Central District of California has dismissed a lawsuit against Nestle over its use of “all natural” on the packaging of its Buitoni pasta products. Pelayo v. Nestle USA, Inc., Case No....more

11/14/2013 - Class Action Food Labeling Nestle

Nonprofit Group Urges FDA Not to Weigh in on “All Natural” Labeling Without Notice and Comment Rulemaking

On November 4, 2013 the Center for Food Safety (CFS) sent a letter to the FDA in response to Judge Gonzalez-Rogers’ referral in Cox v. Gruma Corp. (N.D. Cal. July 11, 2013) to the FDA of the question of whether and under what...more

11/12/2013 - Administrative Procedure Act FDA Food Labeling GMO

Misbranding Case Against Gerber Over “Stages” Baby Food Products Trimmed but Not Kicked Entirely

A recent case in the Northern District of California against Gerber over alleged misbranding of its “stages” baby food products demonstrates the difficulty companies face in knocking out food misbranding cases at the motion...more

9/16/2013 - Baby Products Food Labeling Food Safety Misbranding Motion to Dismiss

New York District Court Trims GMO Class Action Against Frito-Lay Over “All Natural” Labels

Last week, a New York federal court dismissed numerous claims against Frito-Lay North America, Inc. in a multidistrict class action over “all natural” labels on Frito-Lay products such as Tostitos, SunChips and Fritos Bean...more

9/5/2013 - Class Action FDA Food Labeling Frito-Lay GMO

Two More Courts Defer to the FDA in Food “Misbranding” Class Actions

We previously reported Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers’ decision to stay proceedings in the Cox v. Gruma Corp. matter while the FDA is asked to decide whether food products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) may be...more

7/30/2013 - Campbell Soup Company Class Action FDA Food Labeling General Mills GMO Misbranding

Connecticut Legislature Passes GMO Bill

The Connecticut legislature passed a bill earlier this week that would require food manufacturers to label products that contain GMOs. In case you missed it, the New York Times recently printed an article about the...more

6/10/2013 - Food Labeling Food Manufacturers GMO

“All Natural” Suit Against AriZona Iced Tea: Class Decertified and Suit Tossed

In the world of food misbranding class actions, few cases have yet made it to the merits stage. Companies defending against these claims should accordingly take note of AriZona Iced Tea’s recent win in Ries v. AriZona...more

4/10/2013 - Advertising Arizona Iced Tea Class Action Food Labeling Marketing Misbranding Patents

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