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Kemin v. Cognis

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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FloraGLO lutein manufacturer Kemin sues Cognis in Des Moines, Iowa federal court Dec. 5, alleging Xangold lutein esters marketer failed to provide labeling guidelines - required under a court settlement - recommending customers use a generic identifier other than "lutein" or "free lutein" for their products. Kemin asserts Cognis has "embarked on an aggressive advertising campaign designed to mislead consumers as to the differences" between FloraGLO and Xangold. Cognis says it denies allegations and "believes Kemin has been making...false and misleading claims to the marketplace and its customers." Firms settled similar dispute in August 1999 (1"The Tan Sheet" Aug. 23, 1999, p. 14)...
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