With David Biderman
Emboldened by the promise of easy fee recovery, plaintiffs' attorneys have filed more than 300 food-labeling class actions since 2014, many in California. These lawsuits challenge the use of certain food additives (e.g., partially hydrogenated oils, or PHOs) and attack the allegedly misleading use of terms such as "natural" or "evaporated cane juice" (ECJ) on food-product labels.