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April 14, 1990 | MARIA L. La GANGA
The Food and Drug Administration has cited Ragu Foods Inc. for misleading consumers with its "Ragu New! Fresh Italian 100% Natural Pasta Sauce" labeling in violation of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. This time, it was the word "fresh" and not the word "natural" that was the sticking point, said Allen Halper, assistant to the director of the Division of Regulatory Guidance at the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
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BUSINESS
April 14, 1990 | MARIA L. La GANGA
The Food and Drug Administration has cited Ragu Foods Inc. for misleading consumers with its "Ragu New! Fresh Italian 100% Natural Pasta Sauce" labeling in violation of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. This time, it was the word "fresh" and not the word "natural" that was the sticking point, said Allen Halper, assistant to the director of the Division of Regulatory Guidance at the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
NEWS
June 23, 1985 | Associated Press
Spanish-speaking workers charged that seven Northern California canneries have refused to rehire people with up to 30 years experience unless they speak and write English fluently. A complaint filed on behalf of seasonal cannery workers with the state Fair Employment and Housing Department named as defendants the canneries, the state Employment Development Department and the Teamsters Union, which bargains for the workers.
BUSINESS
April 27, 1991 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two days after 2,000 cases of its Citrus Hill "Fresh Choice" orange juice were seized by U.S. marshals because of "false and misleading labeling," Procter & Gamble signed a settlement with the Food and Drug Administration to take the word fresh off of all packaging.
FOOD
May 3, 1990 | CAROLE SUGARMAN, THE WASHINGTON POST
A new line of pasta sauces in a jar, Ragu Fresh Italian, has drawn the ire of some members of Congress, consumer groups and federal regulatory agencies who say the name of the product may be deceptive. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently cited Connecticut-based Ragu Foods Inc. for six violations of federal labeling laws in connection with its new product. In an April 3 letter, Janice F.
BUSINESS
January 27, 1991 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask your average television watcher to name the food product most closely associated with Los Angeles Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda and the probable answer will be diet milkshakes. But disgruntled investors in Lasorda Foods Inc., a small Fountain Valley company controlled by Lasorda and his wife, Jo, would prefer that the manager spend less time displaying his trimmer waistline and more time promoting the premium pasta sauce that bears his name.
FOOD
February 7, 1991 | CAROLE SUGARMAN, THE WASHINGTON POST
"Just look at the difference between a just-picked orange and one that sat around a couple of days. Something magical is gone. That's why Citrus Hill Fresh Choice is picked and squeezed within a day . . . to keep that freshness alive." The controversy this TV commercial started when it first ran last spring is still unresolved. Procter & Gamble, which makes the juice, and a host of critics are still embroiled in a squabble about the advertising and labeling of the product.
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