Richard Fama and Brenden Coller, members in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, published, "Power Lunch: Are Your Products Really 'Made in the USA'?" for Food Processing. Food and beverage manufacturers face many hurdles selling products in California. From Proposition 65 litigation (litigation arising out of California’s regulations requiring businesses to inform Californians about exposures to chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm) to “all natural” and “slack fill” consumer class action lawsuits, there is no doubt that California is a legal battlefield. Fortunately, recent developments in California law have alleviated some of the burden on manufacturers who make “Made in the USA” representations on their products’ labels and in their marketing and advertising.
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