Williams v. Gerber Products Co., 552 F.3d 934 _9th Cir.pdf

Ninth Circuit decision on food labeling.


The Ninth Circuit stated that: "We disagree with the district court that reasonable consumers should be expected to look beyond misleading representations on the front of the box to discover the truth from the ingredient list in small print on the side of the box.

...We do not think that the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration]

requires an ingredient list so that manufacturers can mislead

consumers and then rely on the ingredient list to correct those

misinterpretations and provide a shield for liability for the deception."

Williams, 552 F.3d at 939-40

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