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Menu Items, Food Package Labeling Add Variety

Domino’s has announced that it will be offering pizzas with gluten-free crusts, adding to the list of companies that are featuring these specialty products on their menu. The gluten-free-eating population is a $6.2 billion market and between six and eight percent of U.S. consumers are on a gluten-free diet.

Celiac.com is warning, however, that these pizzas are for people with celiac sensitivities, not for those with full-on celiac disease. That’s lame.

Companies like Frito-Lay and Anheusher-Busch, which has introduced gluten-free Michelob Ultra Light Cider, have also jumped on this culinary bandwagon. Chuck E. Cheese has added gluten-free pizza and chocolate cake to its menu.

Selling gluten-free products is just one way to add a special something to the menu these days.

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Frito-Lay Hit With Lawsuit Over Packaging Claims

Tostitos has already been slammed for its fake “artisanal” labeling. Now it’s being sued for allegedly fake “all natural” labeling.

Milberg LLP has filed a class-action lawsuit against Frito-Lay claiming that the company’s packaging on Sun Chips and Tostitos chips is misleading. The claim is based on the use of genetically modified seeds corn and vegetable oil used in the product. The Huffington Post points out that the FDA definition of natural is, ”ingredients extracted directly from plants or animal products as opposed to being produced synthetically.” So the case could be hard to win.

Milburg has previously sued ConAgra for the same reason. While things are slow next week, tell your clients to fact check their packaging.