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Judge: Quaker can say oatmeal 'maple' even if contains no 'maple'; Decision roadmap for future defenses

By Dee Thompson | Nov 17, 2017

A federal judge has ruled federal regulation of food ingredient labeling can cut short false advertising suits against foodmakers like Quaker Oats, which was recently sued over the contents of its maple and brown sugar oatmeal, which, the lawsuit claimed, contained no actual maple, only maple flavoring.

Weevils in the Red Vines sparks lawsuit by Ferrara Candy vs American Licorice

By Scott Holland | Sep 7, 2015

The candy man can take a sunrise and sprinkle it with dew, but he apparently draws the line at rice weevils. Ferrara Candy Company, the century-old Oak Brook corporation behind iconic candy brands like Brach’s, Red Hots and Lemonheads, filed a federal complaint Aug. 31 in Chicago against American Licorice Company, which supplied Ferrara with its Red Vines candy, several batches of which were allegedly infested with rice weevils.

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