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REUTERS/Jason Redmond- An employee stocks produce near a sign supporting a ballot initiative in Washington state that would require labeling of foods containing genetically modified crops at the Central Co-op in Seattle, Washington October 29, 2013. Major U.S. food and chemical companies are pouring millions of dollars into efforts to block approval of the initiative.

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Food Labeling Litigation: Exposing Gaps in the FDA’s Resources and Regulatory Authority

June 26, 2014, Nicole E. Negowetti

Nicole E. Negowetti argues that as a surge of “deceptive labeling” lawsuits arise in the court system, it is time to seek regulatory reform within the FDA.  Negowetti suggests increasing the authority of the FDA, allowing it to identify misleading terms and create a more comprehensive food labeling monitoring system.  She says strengthening the FDA will help close advertising loopholes that lead consumers astray, and reduce the amount of food labeling litigation cases.

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