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New country of origin food labelling requirements for Australia – is your packaging up to scratch?

Businesses have until 1 July 2018 to transition to a new system of country of origin labelling for food products in Australia. The incoming Country of Origin Food Labelling Information Standard 2016 (Standard) imposes stricter labelling requirements on “priority”, as opposed to “non-priority”, foods and is intended to help consumers better understand where their food … Continue reading

Denial of CDA immunity defense not immediately appealable

On November 1, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the Communications Decency Act (CDA) provides immunity from liability, not from suit, precluding interlocutory appellate jurisdiction under the collateral order doctrine. General Steel Domestic Sales, L.L.C. v. Chumley, et al., Case No. 15-1293, __ F.3d __, 2016 WL 6441028. The … Continue reading

Canadian government seeks external review of government advertisements

Advertising Standards Canada (ASC), Canada’s independent advertising self-regulatory body, has been requested to provide advertising review services for all Government of Canada advertisements. The ASC administers the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards, which sets the criteria for acceptable advertising in Canada.  The ASC typically provides advertising preclearance services, and adjudicates consumer complaints and advertising disputes. … Continue reading

Long legal battle ends with jury victory for Coca-Cola in pomegranate juice dispute

A California jury recently ended an eight-year legal battle between POM Wonderful (“POM”) and The Coca-Cola Company (“Coca-Cola”) finding that Coca-Cola’s Pomegranate-Blueberry juice labeling did not mislead customers, even though the juice contained less than 1% Pomegranate and Blueberry juices combined. Procedural History We have been following the critical twists and turns of this litigation which began in 2008 … Continue reading
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