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Pippins Quoted in The Wall Street Journal on Food Label Dispute

September 9, 2022

Raqiyyah Pippins, co-lead of the firm’s Consumer Products & Retail Industry sector, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “Nutrition Advocates Push for Front-of-Package Labels That Highlight Fat, Sugar Levels.” The debate over whether new labels should be required and what they should look like is intensifying ahead of a White House conference on hunger, nutrition and health later this month.

Pippins noted that while the FDA has the authority to issue regulations in order to educate the public about nutrition, the breadth of its power to compel companies to share certain information is less clear, and sparks debate over First Amendment rights.

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