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Enjoining food and beverage formulations

Regulation by litigation marches on: Joseph Silvia of WLF writes about how the misnamed Center for Science in the Public Interest is using Massachusetts' one-sided consumer law, among other legal tools, to strong-arm food and beverage companies into changing their ingredient lists. Most recently, CSPI has been using lawsuit threats to dissuade Anheuser-Busch from introducing beer products incorporating caffeine and ginseng, all with no need to obtain any ruling from the Food and Drug Administration that such products are in fact unlawful. ("Threat of Litigation Masquerades As Regulatory Vehicle", PDF).

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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