Martin Hahn on Food Labeling Lawsuits

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Martin Hahn, a partner in the law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP, takes an in-depth look at the class action lawsuits being filed against food and beverage companies alleged to have misled consumers with questionable labeling. With well-resourced plaintiffs’ attorneys looking for their next big pay day, food companies need to take a number of steps to minimize the risk of being targeted.

First and foremost, food and beverage companies need to See more +

Martin Hahn, a partner in the law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP, takes an in-depth look at the class action lawsuits being filed against food and beverage companies alleged to have misled consumers with questionable labeling. With well-resourced plaintiffs’ attorneys looking for their next big pay day, food companies need to take a number of steps to minimize the risk of being targeted.

First and foremost, food and beverage companies need to take careful look at their current labeling practices – and especially their use of the term “natural” – to ensure full compliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. In the event a lawsuit is filed, companies need to partner with counsel that has seen this kind of litigation before and knows how to navigate the myriad courtroom and branding challenges involved. See less -

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