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Consumer Protection

FDA Assessment: Most Children are Exposed to Food Dyes | Food Safety News

FDA Assessment: Most Children are Exposed to Food Dyes BY NEWS DESK | SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 Exposure assessments conducted by the Food and Drug Administration find that most American kids are exposed to food dyes. FDA has not yet published the full results, but according to results presented Aug. 13 at the 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, estimates of at least 96 percent of children aged 2-5 years are exposed to Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6 and Blue 1. In 2011, FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition’s Food Advisory Committee concluded that, based on all available data, no causal link could be established between children’s consumption of synthetic color additives and adverse behavioral effects, including hyperactivity. But the committee did recommend additional research, including the exposure assessment.

General Mills Imposes Forced Arbitration on Customers, then Backpedals after Public Admonishment

General Mills, manufacturer of Trix, Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and other foods, attempted to prohibit consumers from being able to sue if they have a consumer protection-related grievance. However, after considerably public backlash, the food manufacturer backed off on what essentially amounted to forced arbitration. In an effort to stop consumers from being able toContinue Reading

Johnson & Johnson Must Pay Out $1.2 Million Following Vaginal Mesh Jury Verdict

In the first ruling against Johnson & Johnson’s line of vaginal-mesh products, a Texas jury ruled that the TVT-O mesh sling was incorrectly designed. It awarded $1.2 million to Linda Batiste in compensatory damages. Batiste complained of pelvic pain while the device was inside of her. Johnson & Johnson is currently facing more than 12,000Continue Reading

Plaintiffs and GM Battle over “Park-it-Now” Decision

The debate in the controversial General Motors vehicle recalls have shifted over to whether or not all of the near 2.6 million vehicles should be grounded until the ignition defect has been fixed. Spokespeople for GM have claimed that the cars could be driven safely if operators used keys which were not weighed down. AContinue Reading

General Motors Hit with Fine for Failing to Provide Proper Recall Information

Following the recall of near 2.6 million vehicles in February 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued General Motors a list of 107 questions regarding the company’s response to the faulty ignition switches. General Motors’ failure to respond to those questions has prompted a $28,000 fine from the NHTSA, according to the New YorkContinue Reading

This is Why We Need A Civil Justice System

The decision makers at General Motors ought to be ashamed of themselves. Just as they were crawling from the shadow of bankruptcy, they reminded us of their underhanded and back-alley tactics. The result is 13 wrongful deaths, countless injuries, a bevy of questions and few answers. Take a look at this video to get someContinue Reading